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Action Research for Business, Nonprofit, and Public Administration

Action Research for Business, Nonprofit, and Public Administration
A Tool for Complex Times

December 2011 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Covering the background, process, and tools needed to undertake and successfully initiate, plan, and complete a participatory action research project within business, nonprofit, and public administration organizations, the book is designed with the business student and professional in mind. It includes features such as diagrams of the PAR process, reflective questions, chapter conclusions, and tables and other visual graphics.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Three Steps of Action Research: A Tool for Complex Times and Situations
Chapter 2: The Proposal and Ethics
Chapter 3: What to Do and How to Do It...
Chapter 4: Methods and Measurement
Chapter 5: Working With People and Groups
Chapter 6: Networks and How to Employ Them for Change
Chapter 7: Analyzing and Reporting Results
Chapter 8: Final Touches and Emancipatory Potential
Appendix A: Action Research Proposal Outline
Appendix B: Example of Student Answers to Proposal Questions
Appendix C: Student Proposal
Appendix D: Action Research Weekly Report
Appendix E: Table for Measurable Actions
Appendix F: Year-Long Guide for Networked Action Research
Appendix G: Model Informed Consent

This book bridges the gap between theory and applied action research offering concrete tools that should be invaluable for anyone who wants to practice action research.

Joanne C. Preston
Colorado Technical University

Adopted Intro to Nonprofit Mangement

Dr Michele Kegley
Business & Economics, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash
January 15, 2014

for business, not sociology

Dr Joseph Kotarba
sociology, Texas State University - San Marcos
September 26, 2013

approachable for undergraduate students; excellent process support materials

Dr Elisebeth VanderWeil
School of Leadership and Professional Development, Mountain State University
February 7, 2012

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