All You Need to Know About Action Research

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-07-06
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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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;

Author Biography

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

Introductionp. 1
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 Researchp. 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 Practicep. 62
Contributing to New Theoryp. 71
Evaluating Your Researchp. 79
How Do I Find Out?p. 87
Action Planning: Planning and Designing Your Action Researchp. 89
Engaging with the Literaturesp. 111
Doing Action Research: Carrying Out Your Action Planp. 120
How Do I Generate Evidence To Support My Claim To Knowledge?p. 131
Monitoring Practice and Looking for Datap. 133
Gathering, Sorting and Storing Datap. 140
Turning the Data into Evidencep. 150
How Do I Test And Critique My Knowledge?p. 159
Testing the Validity of Your Claims to Knowledgep. 161
Establishing the Legitimacy of Your Claims to Knowledgep. 171
Engaging with the Politics of Knowledgep. 180
How Do I Represent And Disseminate My Knowledge?p. 189
Telling Your Research Storyp. 191
Writing a Workplace Reportp. 198
Writing a Report for Higher Degree Accreditationp. 209
Publishing and Disseminating Your Researchp. 223
How Do I Show The Significance Of My Knowledge?p. 239
Explaining the Significance of Your Researchp. 241
Developing New Epistemologies for Workplace Cultures of Enquiryp. 249
Referencesp. 260
Indexp. 270
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