All You Need to Know About Action Research
What is action research? Why do action research? When should you use action research?
In the second edition of All You Need to Know about Action Research, expert practitioners Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead guide you through everything you need to know to plan and carry out a successful action research project.
The book provides:
- A guide to the history and philosophy underpinning action research
- Comprehensive coverage of the main theoretical debates in action research
- A unique understanding of how action research can help your learning and your professional practice
- Practical help in planning your project
- Help with writing about your research and disseminating your findings.
The second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and now includes new real-life case studies from Education, Health and Business. A new chapter on reviewing the literature has been added and the sections on data gathering and analysis have been updated to take into account the latest technological advances.
This easy-to-follow overview of action research is essential reading for students, practitioners and seasoned researchers alike.
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13 Gathering Sorting and Storing Data
14 Turning the Data into Evidence
How Do I Test and Critique My Knowledge?
15 Testing the Validity of Your Claims to Knowledge
17 Engaging with the Politics of Knowledge
How Do I Represent and Disseminate My Knowledge?
18 Telling Your Research Story
6 Learning to Improve Practice
7 Contributing to New Theory
8 Evaluating Your Research
How Do I Find Out?
Planning and Designing Your Action Research
10 Engaging with the Literatures
Carrying Out Your Action Plan
How Do I Generate Evidence to Support My Claim to Knowledge?
12 Monitoring Practice and Looking for Data
19 Writing a Workplace Report
20 Writing a Report for Higher Degree Accreditation
21 Publishing and Disseminating Your Research
22 Explaining the Significance of Your Research
23 Developing New Epistemologies for Workplace Cultures of Enquiry