9781412991643

Action Research for Business, Nonprofit, and Public Administration : A Tool for Complex Times

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412991643

  • ISBN10:

    1412991641

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-11
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

This book shows students how to bridge the theory of action research (AR) to practice by successfully completing a project. Ideal as a companion to theoretical texts on AR, it interweaves discussion of the major content areas as the concepts impact practice. Eight chapters address each step in the process from framing the proposal to analyzing the results and writing up the report. Reflective questions at the end of each section help students develop an ongoing reflective/reflexive practice. Chapters includes suggestions for next steps and additional readings, to help students dig deeper into the rich literature that surrounds this methodology. The book includes pictures, stories, pull-outs, and illustrations designed to make the material approachable, capture interest, and foster understanding.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Introducing the Three Steps of Action Research: a Tool for Complex Times and Situations
The Proposal and Ethics
What to Do and How to Do It...
Methods and Measurement
Working With People and Groups
Networks and How to Employ Them for Change
Analyzing and Reporting Results
Final Touches and Emancipatory Potential
Action Research Proposal Outline
Example of Student Answers to Proposal Questions
Student Proposal
Action Research Weekly Report
Table for Measurable Actions
Year-Long Guide for Networked Action Research
Model Informed Consent
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