By the end of the introduction, I had been won over by the author’s assertion that I should “be confident to contribute to human and planetary well-being through dialogue”, somewhat comforted by the romantic view of myself as an “activist writer”. By the final page, I am convinced that it is time to take the first steps down the “tough road” of sufficient self-education to re-engage and start writing about my practice.
The book is a useful addition for those completing masters or doctoral degrees, and early career researchers. It is also a useful text for those who
The leading expert in practitioner research, Jean McNiff ensures that the practice of writing, as well as the practice of research, is beautifully revealed.
In this accessible and inspiring book Jean McNiff draws on a lifetime's experience of working on collaborative action research projects around the world in many different institutional settings and professional contexts. Writing and Doing Action Research provides a clear and staged introduction to action research methodology and offers sound advice on writing for publication and dissemination. While grounded in the relevant methodological literature it speaks directly and with passion to its readership.
This is an outstanding book by an author who keeps on extending and communicating her expertise in a manner that is informative and enabling. The students and I have found it very user friendly and accessible while stretching and challenging all. I can't recommend this highly enough
Useful supplementary text for those undergraduates who are doing action research as part of their self study project.
Good supplementary books for pre-reg nursing student
This is a really useful introduction to Action Research and I am recommending it to all my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice students (HE lecturers).
Specific text not generally appropriate to students not already on a research degree
Very useful on how to write up action research.
This is an excellent, practical guide for doing action research! Furthermore, the guidance on how to produce good quality writing makes this a valuable source for students who are still developing academic writers.
A very useful book discussing how to do action research in a setting. It generates discussion questions and issues to reflect upon while still offering a practical approach to how to carry out good action research.
I found the book so useful. I could easily select and apply the appropriate research processes of formulating a research proposal.
Thanks to Jean McNiff and SAGE
A useful introduction to action research.
Another very comprehensive guide to AR. The 'writing' sections are not as useful for MA Education students as the 'doing' sections, but I would recommend as a supplemental text for keen students.
This is good easy to read book, suitable for beginners in research. It provides A-Z processes in research for those exploring the meaning and how to go about doing research.
I love this book. It provides an accessible and practical approach to writing about action research. So many other books focus on the process of conducting action research - this one helps us explore how to share our research with others.
I will be referring to it regularly over the next year or so as I continue to write up my PhD thesis.
This is an informative book. I particularly like the use of the summary section at the end and also the reflective questions. This I feel allows the student (reader) to apply theory to practice.
An essential text to support practitioner research
An essential read for our trainee teachers who undertake action research at both under and post graduate level.
An accessible text that de-mystifies the research world to the novice researcher.