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:
Part I reviews the range of paradigms and metatheories, the perspectives, values and epistemologies that inform the different practices of action research.
Part II represents the diverse approaches to action research and the range of methodologies.
Part III shows how different researchers have applied the various different groundings and practices in their own work.
Part IV addresses some of the competencies that may be required for the initiation and conduct of the research.
All students and researchers interested in Action Research will make this Handbook their first point of reference when seeking means of engaging with the subject....Continua