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Doing action research in your own organization

Author: David Coghlan; Teresa Brannick
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Doing Action Research is the ideal book for doctoral, MA or MBA students seeking a research topic that is based on leading change in their own organization and is essential reading for practitioner  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Coghlan; Teresa Brannick
ISBN: 9781848602151 1848602154 9781848602168 1848602162
OCLC Number: 638296012
Notes: Previous edition: London: Paul Chapman, 2004.
Description: 170 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS Introducing Action Research A Brief Introduction to Action Research Three Audiences/Voices/Practices Enacting Action Research Cycles The Action Research Cycles Pre-Step: Context and Purpose Main Steps Meta-Learning Quality and Rigour in Action Research Conclusions Exercise 1.1: Enacting the Action Research Cycles Learning in Action Knowing and Learning General Empirical Method Authenticity Reflection Developing Reflective Skills through Journaling Second-Person Skills Conclusions Exercise 2.1 First-Person Learning in Action Exercise 2.2 Keeping a Journal Exercise 2.3 Developing Inquiry Skills Understanding Action Research Action Research as Practical Knowing Foundations of Action Research Research Paradigms And Action Research Experiential Paradigms of Action Research Conclusions PART TWO: IMPLEMENTATION Framing and Selecting Your Insider Project Framing the Action Research Project Selecting the Research Project Writing an Insider Action Research Proposal Developing The Action Research Conclusions Exercise 4.1 Questions for Framing and Selecting Exercise 4.2 Writing a Thesis Proposal Designing and Implementing Your Action Research Project The Process of Planned Change Planned Change through Action Research Learning by Design Data Generation as Intervention The Role of Technology How Do You Know When to Stop? Conclusions Exercise 5.1 The Process of Implementation Exercise 5. 2 Reflection for Praxis Inter-Level Dynamics in Insider Action Research Interlevel Dynamics of Change Interlevel Dynamics of Strategy Levels of Analysis in Action Research Conclusions Exercise 6.1 Applying Interlevel Dynamics Exercise 6.2 Change Issues Exercise 6.3 The Learning Window Using Frameworks to Study Organizations in Action Organizational Diagnosis Systems Thinking and Practice Systems Thinking and Action Research Change and Learning Conclusions Exercise 7.1: Diagnosing Your Organization Exercise 7.2: Using Systems Thinking PART THREE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN RESEARCHING YOUR OWN ORGANIZATION Researching Your Own Organization The Focus of Researcher and System Quadrant 1: Traditional Research Quadrant 2: Classical Action Research Quadrant 3: Individual Reflective Study Quadrant 4: Tranformational Change Action Research At Home Conclusions Exercise 8.1 Assessing Your Research Focus Pre-Understanding, Role Duality and Access Pre-Understanding Role Duality: Organizational and Researcher Roles Access Conclusions Exercise 9.1 Assessing Your Preunderstanding Managing Organizational Politics and Ethics The Politics of Researching Your Own Organization Managing Political Relationships Ethics Insider Action Research and Ethics Integrating Roles, Politics and Ethics Integrative Case Conclusion Exercise 10.1 Assessing Politics and Ethics Exercise 10.2 Force Field Analysis Writing Your Insider Action Research Dissertation An Action Research Dissertation Constructing and Writing a Dissertation Dissemination Publishing Conclusions In Conclusion
Responsibility: David Coghlan and Teresa Brannick.
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