All You Need to Know
- Jean McNiff - Independent Academic Consultant
Action Research | Action Research/Practitioner Inquiry | Public Health Research Methods
This book gives you all you need to know about action research, why you need to know it and how it can help you become a self-reflective practitioner-researcher. It provides the ideas and frameworks to understand action research, combined with a practical workbook to guide you through the practicalities and complexities of doing action research in your own context.
Inside you will find:
- An action plan to help you embark on your project
- Guidance and advice on learning to ask the right questions as you progress
- A full resource on writing up and communicating your results
- Inspiration to explain the significance of what you have achieved, so that other people can learn with and from you.
Accessible and insightful, this is the complete start to finish guide to doing influential action research. It is the ideal companion for students and researcher-practitioners in any research setting, from education and health to business.
Well structured, clearly written and accessible. I highly recommend it for anyone who plans to enhance their professional practice through action research.
This is an empowering, practical, accessible book, embedded in a deeply humane understanding of research. It shows how and why practice is integral to a healthy, thinking world. It opens doors and enables you to turn lived experience into liberating professional enquiry.
For anyone interested in action research, irrespective of experience and expertise, this text, explaining the origins, forms, process, problems and functions of action research, and how these relate to position and role of action researcher, should be essential reading.
At a time when academic 'experts' are increasingly setting practice agendas, this scholarly but deeply practical book helps practitioners to reclaim ownership of their professions.
Jean McNiff is an inspiration. Imbued by her values, she takes the ‘mystique’ out of action research and provides an accessible, practical and useful step by step guide to doing action research for novices and experts alike. This book will support action researchers to live by their values and produce robust accounts of their research. I look forward to recommending it as a ‘must read’ to my fellow action researchers.
"The whole text is a wonderful read and the final section is inspirational and empowering."
Essential in helping me pass my action research project, sets out ways in planning helps the process and follows through to conclusion in an easy to read way.
Clearly written excellent book to provide a clear understanding of Action research
Jean McNiff is the expert on Action Research and her work is widely used in teacher training. The book brings her writings up to date and covers a wide base of what it is, how to start and how to produce your report.
Excellent book and it is insightful and informative for my students.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What is action research?