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Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization [Kindle Edition]

Professor David Coghlan , Dr Teresa Brannick
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'The suggested frameworks for thinking about how cycles of action research might fit within ongoing professional commitments and practice are properly general and thought provoking...The final chapters considering the impact of being an action researcher and discussing the management of organisational politics are extremely interesting' -
Learning and Teaching Update

[This new edition] provides a valuable foundation for new researchers in the field' -
International Journal of Action Research

'The third edition offers both perceptive advice and support for those considering undertaking action research in their own organization.'
Mark N. K Saunders
Action Learning: Research and Practice

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This book is the essential resource for any researcher embarking on an action research project in their own organization, and all students of organization studies, education, health studies, and community studies. In this brand new edition of the popular work, David Coghlan and Teresa Brannick provide an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide to every aspect of conducting an action research project in your own organization.

Revised and updated, this Third Edition contains:

  • An expanded discussion on politics and ethics of insider action research
  • An expanded chapter on writing an action research dissertation and an action research report
  • More case examples and reflective exercises taken from a wide variety of organizational settings


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 853 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Third Edition edition (30 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KZXPC6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #325,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful book for the 'hard-pressed' researcher. 26 Mar 2001
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This book is good for students as an introduction to all aspects of action research methodology or as a refresher for people returning to study on Degree, Masters and Doctorate courses. It is easy to read and for those students stretched for time, gives a good overview of action research.
The book is divided into two parts, the first covers the basics of action research and focuses the reader on the terms used, the action research cycle, the role of the 'insider' action researcher and the complexities of undertaking action research within your own organisation.
The second part looks at the implementation of the action research project. This deals with issues that may arise and the importance of managing internal politics. This section gives an outline of the implementation process and covers the ethics and politics of action research. It also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of such research.
At the end of many chapters there are useful exercises, which summarises through helpful questions, what needs to be addressed before and during each stage of the action research project, including writing-up the research.
Conclusion - A useful book for the 'hard-pressed' researcher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and Practical 6 Mar 2010
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This is one of the recommended reading list on a master's course I'm doing. Normally I would have just borrowed it and taken some notes. But I found the author's approach so useful and inspiring that I went and bought the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 19 Nov 2010
This has proved to be a tremendously useful book. Drawing on theories from the original work of Lewin and many other action research proponents such as Schein, Reason, Schon, Argyris, McNiff and Gummesson, this book captures and syntheses the many different perspectives and frameworks involved on the topic. This has generated greater insights for me at a time when I am deeply involved in my own action research project. Also has some very useful tips on how to write an action research thesis. Highly recommended
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