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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 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. #xA0;
Jean Mcniff is professor of educational research at York ST john university Jack Whitehead is a professor of at Liverpool hope university, UK.
Table of Contents
|What Do I Need To Know?||p. 5|
|What Is Action Research?||p. 7|
|Who Can Do Action Research?||p. 18|
|The Underpinning Assumptions of Action Research||p. 26|
|Where Did Action Research Come from and Where Is it Now?||p. 41|
|Why Do I Need To Know?||p. 53|
|Why Do Action Research?||p. 55|
|Learning to Improve Practice||p. 62|
|Contributing to New Theory||p. 71|
|Evaluating Your Research||p. 79|
|How Do I Find Out?||p. 87|
|Action Planning: Planning and Designing Your Action Research||p. 89|
|Engaging with the Literatures||p. 111|
|Doing Action Research: Carrying Out Your Action Plan||p. 120|
|How Do I Generate Evidence To Support My Claim To Knowledge?||p. 131|
|Monitoring Practice and Looking for Data||p. 133|
|Gathering, Sorting and Storing Data||p. 140|
|Turning the Data into Evidence||p. 150|
|How Do I Test And Critique My Knowledge?||p. 159|
|Testing the Validity of Your Claims to Knowledge||p. 161|
|Establishing the Legitimacy of Your Claims to Knowledge||p. 171|
|Engaging with the Politics of Knowledge||p. 180|
|How Do I Represent And Disseminate My Knowledge?||p. 189|
|Telling Your Research Story||p. 191|
|Writing a Workplace Report||p. 198|
|Writing a Report for Higher Degree Accreditation||p. 209|
|Publishing and Disseminating Your Research||p. 223|
|How Do I Show The Significance Of My Knowledge?||p. 239|
|Explaining the Significance of Your Research||p. 241|
|Developing New Epistemologies for Workplace Cultures of Enquiry||p. 249|
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