The SAGE Handbook of Action Research

Participative Inquiry and Practice

Author: Peter Reason,Hilary Bradbury

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206580

Category: Education

Page: 752

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'For anyone seeking to create meaning out of life, inspire others with publication of research discoveries and insights, and help the world become a better place within which to live and work, action research holds great promise as an approach. The challenge is to do it well and with rigor. The Handbook is a magnificent collection of articles that will help the reader do all of that' - Richard E. Boyatzis, Case Western Reserve University and ESADE 'This second volume will be a welcome extension of the landmark first volume of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research. It effectively secures the field's 'second wave' in a particularly powerful and creative articulation of well-theorised practice. It could not be more timely for a fast-growing field that has attracted recent appreciation from parties as disparate as Shell, 3M, Australian Aboriginal women in outback Australia working to prevent harm to children and the Secretary General of the UN' - Yoland Wadsworth 'For anyone thinking about or doing action research, this book is an obligatory point of reference. If any one text both maps the action research paradigm, and at the same time moves it on, this is it' - Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School Building on the strength of the seminal first edition, the The SAGE Handbook of Action Research has been completley updated to bring chapters in line with the latest qualitative and quantitative approaches in this field of social inquiry. Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury have introduced new part commentaries that draw links between different contributions and show their interrelations. Throughout, the contributing authors really engage with the pragmatics of doing action research and demonstrate how this can be a rich and rewarding reflective practice. They tackle questions of how to integrate knowledge with action, how to collaborate with co-researchers in the field, and how to present the necessarily 'messy' components in a coherent fashion. The organization of the volume reflects the many different issues and levels of analysis represented. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.
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Handbook of Action Research

Concise Paperback Edition

Author: Peter Reason,Hilary Bradbury

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204197

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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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 paperback edition of the First 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.
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Action Learning and Action Research

Genres and Approaches

Author: Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt,Lesley Wood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787695395

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Action Learning and Action Research deepens understanding and contributes to new knowledge about the theory, practice and processes of Action Learning (AL) and Action Research. It clarifies what constitutes AL/AR in its many forms and what it is not.
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Dynamics of Organizational Change and Learning

Author: Jaap Boonstra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470021144

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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This handbook focuses on the complex processes and problems of organizational change and relates current knowledge of individual and group psychology to the understanding of the dynamics of change. Complementary and competing insights are presented as overviews of theory and research Offers helpful insights about choosing models and methods in specific situations Chapters by international authors of the highest quality
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Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107516

Category: Medical

Page: 732

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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! Named a "Choice Outstanding Academic Title" for 2007 and an "AJN Book of the Year" The award-winning Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its third edition, is the comprehensive resource for tracking developments in the field. With over 20 new areas of research, and meticulous updates of original entries, the encyclopedia presents key terms and concepts and their application to practice. Pithy entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives, and will be a starting point for future content and references. Nurse researchers, educators, students, and all clinical specialties will find the encyclopedia an important introduction to the breadth of nursing research today. New topics include NIH-funded research areas, a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals, addictions care, palliative care, translational science, simulation, trauma care, family-centered care, mild cognitive impairment, active surveillance for cancer care, workplace and empowerment research, nurse engagement, nurse-physician collaboration, CAM and empowerment research, spirituality, synthesis and action research, mixed methods research, systematic review, ethnopharmacology, and more. Key Features: Includes NIH-funded research topics Provides a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals Adds over 20 new areas of research and updates original entries Written by over 200 nursing research experts Organized alphabetically for easy access to information
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The Working Life

The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307786153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left? What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer? Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing? Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders? Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance? The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves.
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Action science

Author: Chris Argyris,James Bryant Conant Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration and Education Chris Argyris,Robert Putman,Diana McLain Smith

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Community-Based Participatory Research for Health

Author: Meredith Minkler,Nina Wallerstein

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787964573

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Meredith Minkler and Nina Wallerstein have brought together, in one important volume, a stellar panel of contributors who offer a comprehensive resource on the theory and application of community based participatory research. Community Based Participatory Research for Health contains information on a wide variety of topics including planning and conducting research, working with communities, promoting social change, and core research methods. The book also contains a helpful appendix of tools, guides, checklists, sample protocols, and much more.
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Effective Change Management Using Action Learning and Action Research

Concepts, Frameworks, Processes, Applications

Author: Shankar Sankaran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Action research

Page: 282

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Textbook explaining the relevant concepts, frameworks and processes involved in action research and action learning, as it relates to managing change in business, education, and social and cross-cultural contexts. Includes contributor notes and case studies.
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