Participatory Action Research

Author : Alice McIntyre
ISBN : 9781412953665
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70.42 MB
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Ideal for researchers who are committed to co-developing research programs with people rather than for people, this book provides a history of PAR, its various strands, and the underlying tenets that guide most PAR projects.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Action Research

Author : Peter Reason
ISBN : 1412920302
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 62.39 MB
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With the Handbook of Action Research hailed as a turning point in how action research is framed and understood by scholars, this student edition has been structured to provide an easy inroad into the field for researchers and students. It includes concise chapter summaries and an informative introduction that draws together the different strands of action research and reveals their diverse applications as well as their interrelations. Divided into four parts, there are important themes of thinking and practice running throughout.
Category: Social Science

Action Research In Practice

Author : Bill Atweh
ISBN : 9781134694938
Genre : Education
File Size : 66.98 MB
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This book presents a collection of stories from action research projects in schools and a university. This collection is more than simply an illustration of the scope of action research in education - it shows how projects that differ on a variety of dimensions can raise similar themes, problems and issues. The book begins with theme chapters discussing action research, social justice and partnerships in research. The case study chapters cover topics such as: * school environment - how to make a school a healthier place to be * parents - how to involve them more in decision-making * students as action researchers * a state system - a collaborative effort between university staff and a state education department * gender - how to promote gender equity in schools * improving assessment in the social sciences * staff development planning * doing a PhD through action research * writing up action research projects.
Category: Education

Action Research

Author : Ernest T. Stringer
ISBN : 9781483320731
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.58 MB
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The Fourth Edition of Ernest T. Stringer’s best-selling Action Research offers easy-to-follow, clear guidelines that enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry and applied research. Featuring real-life examples and providing effective solutions that foster understanding of research procedures in real-life contexts, the book offers a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research: Look: building a picture and gathering information, Think: interpreting and explaining, and Act: resolving issues and problems. Using his own experience as a guide, Stringer encourages readers to grapple with the broader political and ethical challenges that frame each inquiry. The author’s engaging style makes the book especially relevant to those working with children, young adults, or people in community contexts, and is particularly relevant to those dealing with issues of diversity or with marginalized and disenfranchised groups. Clear, concise, and practical, Stringer’s accessible and engaging book is a must for students and professionals in educational, business, health, counseling, and social work settings.
Category: Social Science

Action Research In Organisations

Author : Jean McNiff
ISBN : 9781134600564
Genre : Business & Economics
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The current orthodoxy is that 'knowledge' is the most powerful resource for organisational success. So how can managers develop the appropriate knowledge base to make their organisations grow? The answer lies in action research. Action research is increasingly perceived and used as a powerful methodology to promote professional awareness and development. However, there are very few texts that demonstrate how this can be utilised to promote management and organisational improvement or that emphasise the reflective nature of improving professionalism. Action Research in Organisations fills this gap. Aimed at both practising managers and university students alike, key features of this title include: * the location of management and organisational theory within a framework * examination of the principles and practice of action research * real-world examples and case studies of people attempting to improve their own situations through action research.
Category: Business & Economics

Action Research Essentials

Author : Dorothy Valcarcel Craig
ISBN : 9780470189290
Genre : Education
File Size : 88.22 MB
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"Action Research Essentials contains a variety of online resources as well as rubrics and checklists to help students design questions, evaluate online sources, write the literature review, and create the action research report."--Jacket.
Category: Education

Action Research

Author : Judith A. Sykes
ISBN : 1563088754
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 45.14 MB
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Are you striving or even struggling to keep your school library alive and find support for your programs? This book shows you how to perform qualitative research and use the results effectively to promote your school library and build a shared understanding of the impact of school libraries on student learning. It gives hands-on guidance for performing action research, including how to establish the context, emphasize the main issue, set goals, anticipate research outcomes, create a plan, use tools and techniques for gathering data, involve others, perform an analysis that will lead to a pattern or theme, and develop conclusions based on the data. Includes a complete, ready-made presentation in PowerPoint on an accompanying CD-ROM. A must for teacher-librarians and school library media specialists seeking to secure and transform school library operations.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Action Research

Author : Craig A. Mertler
ISBN : 9781412968577
Genre : Education
File Size : 68.81 MB
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Action Research, Second Edition introduces practicing teachers to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The book's practicality stems from its focus on research methods and procedures that teachers can use with their everyday instructional practices and classroom activities. Detailed, practical information is included for teachers as they design and conduct applied classroom-based research projects. Features and Benefits:Action Research Portraits (3 portraits in each chapter)These portraits show how teachers and other educators can actually conduct action research in order to address their own specific local-level problems.Lists of online resources (updated)The comprehensive lists are comprised of Web sites that readers can pursue for additional related information.Discussion of rigor in action research (new)This discussion communicates to the reader how to maintain the high level of rigor and validity in action researchWriting Up Action ResearchSpecial sections, titled Writing Up Action Research, are included in Chapters 3 through 8. These sections provide annotated excerpts from published or otherwise disseminated action research reports, highlighting specific concepts presented in each particular chapter.
Category: Education

Action Research In The Classroom

Author : Dr Vivienne Baumfield
ISBN : 9781446204528
Genre : Education
File Size : 70.95 MB
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Action Research in the Classroom is an essential guide for any teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research in the classroom. The authors map out an easy-to-follow action research approach that will help teachers improve on their professional practice and evaluate the needs of their pupils and schools for themselves.
Category: Education

The Sage Handbook Of Action Research

Author : Hilary Bradbury
ISBN : 9781473927247
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27.28 MB
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The third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents an updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous landmark editions, Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed this edition to ensure it follows in their footsteps by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, healthcare, international development, new media, organizational research and education.
Category: Social Science