Essential reading for anyone undertaking an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach to conducting a research project. I found the book presented useful descriptions and examples of where appreciative inquiry has been applied to organisational development and how AI can help us to rethink our ideas about how people work, how change happens and how AI base research can contribute to this process.
best introduction to AI I've yet found
Recommended for those DBA students with AI project effort
this really is an excellent text -which for me, clearly articulates the key concepts of appreciative inquiry. It will be useful to introduce the students to an alternative research method.
If you have read widely on the subject, you will find that this book varies slightly from the Whitney and Trosten- Bloom, and Cooperider approach. What is refreshing is that this publication introduces Appreciative Inquiry from a purely research based perspective rather than that of a business improvement tool. Based on the authors own experience, it is a very informative and useful resource if you are considering using AI as a research framework.
I found this very useful for my own studies
The book is interesting and is not very long . It has provided excellent ideas on how to become a change agent.
I feel that this is a very helpful short guide to AI and have thus recommended it to students as introductory literature before going deeper into the subject.
Good summary of the basis and issues relating to Appreciative inquiry
A valuable and accessible introduction to those embarking on social research.
This is an interesting book detailing a different approach to research which may support some of our Post Grad education students who find traditional research frameworks restrictive or negative. The chapters are clearly laid out and informative, with helpful exercises and case studies which help see how AI can be used in different disciplines.
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