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Action Research
All You Need to Know

First Edition


June 2017 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This practical text supports readers on their journey to becoming self-reflective practitioner-researchers. It provides the ideas and frameworks necessary to understand action research and expertly guides readers through the practicalities and complexities of doing research in their own context.

Inside you will find:
  • An action plan to help you embark on your project
  • Guidance and advice on learning to ask the right questions as you progress
  • A full resource on writing up and communicating your results
  • Inspiration to explain the significance of what you have achieved, so that other people can learn with and from you
Accessible and insightful, this is the complete start to finish guide to doing influential action research. It is the ideal companion for students and researcher-practitioners in any research setting, from education and health to business.

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Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
PART I: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
 
Chapter 1: What is action research?
 
Chapter 2: Who can do action research?
 
Chapter 3: The values base of action research
 
Chapter 4: Critical times for action research
 
PART II: WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW?
 
Chapter 5: Why do action research?
 
Chapter 6: The responsibility of practitioner-researchers: contributing to new practices and new learning
 
Chapter 7: The responsibility of practitioner-researchers: contributing to new thinking and ideas
 
Chapter 8: The responsibility of practitioner-researchers: engaging with the literatures
 
PART III: HOW DO I FIND OUT?
 
Chapter 9: Thinking about doing an action research project
 
Chapter 10: Planning to do your action research
 
Chapter 11: Carrying out your action plans
 
Chapter 12: Evaluating the quality of your plans, practices and research
 
PART IV: HOW DO I GENERATE EVIDENCE TO TEST THE VALIDITY OF MY KNOWLEDGE CLAIM?
 
Chapter 13: Monitoring practices and gathering data
 
Chapter 14: Working with data: analysing, authenticatin and interpreting
 
Chapter 15: Generating evidence from the data and making knowledge claims: summary chapter
 
PART V: HOW DO I TEST AND CRITIQUE MY KNOWLEDGE?
 
Chapter 16: Testing the validity of your knowledge claim
 
Chapter 17: Establishing the legitimacy of your knowledge claim
 
PART VI: HOW DO I REPRESENT AND COMMUNICATE MY KNOWLEDGE?
 
Chapter 18: Thinking about writing your dissertation
 
Chapter 19: Writing up your dissertation
 
PART VII: HOW DO I SHOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MY KNOWLEDGE?
 
Chapter 20: The significance of it all
 
References
 
Index

I do not receive the book for the reading, so I could not provide a reason.

Professor Micheal van Wyk
Curriculum and Instructional Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)
May 17, 2017

This book will inspire, support and enable your students to successfully use Action Research. Outstanding - it truly is 'All You Need to Know'.

Ms Therese Lewis
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
April 4, 2017

Links well to course content

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
April 4, 2017
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Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • An action plan to help readers embark on their project
  • Guidance and advice on learning to ask the right questions
  • A full resource on writing up and communicating results
  • Inspiration to explain the significance of what is achieved

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: What is action research?


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