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Action Research
Living Theory

© 2006 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In Action Research: Living Theory, Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead set out their vision for action research in the 21st Century.

This is a passionate, and compelling book, that defines the philosophy behind action research and the process of doing action research for all those interested in this fast growing area. It sets in place the foundations of action research as a discipline, and roots action research as a compassionate , ethical and politically-engaged form of enquiry.

McNiff and Whitehead's book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Action Research.

Background to Our Research: Reasons and Purposes
What Are Our Concerns?  
Contexts of Our Research
Why Are We Concerned?  
Looking for Data
What Experiences Can We Describe to Show Why We Are Concerned?  
Monitoring Practice and Gathering Data
What Kind of Data Will We Gather to Show the Situation as It Unfolds  
Interpreting Data and Generating Evidence in Relation to Living Critical Standards of Judgement
How Do We Explain Our Educational Influences in Learning?  
Validity, Legitimacy and Moral Authority
How Do We Show that Any Conclusions We Come To Are Reasonably Fair and Accurate?  
The Potential Significance of Our Research
How Do We Show the Potential Significance of Our Research?  
Case Studies
How Do We Show the Implications of Our Research?  
Evaluating the Account of Our Research
How Do We Evaluate the Evidence-Based Account of Our Learning?  
Into New Research
How Do We Modify Our Concerns, Ideas and Practices in the Light of Our Evaluations?  

A useful insightful book which tells it like it is. The approach of the book makes research accessible for those who are returning to study through PGCE and or other post graduate studies.

Mrs Alison Dawn Milner
Education , South Devon College
January 19, 2016

Helpful and easy to use.
The questions really help you think and the case studies support understanding.

Mrs Dawn Burnham
Dept Of Applied Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
February 6, 2015

Essential reading for students considering action research approach.

Mrs Lynn Swift
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
September 30, 2014

very useful

Mrs Jane Peacock
Faculty of Education, Winchester Univ.
September 19, 2014

An excellent book for all students from level 3 up to post graduates interested in or about to embark on action research. It is well written and is based on action research that was conducted by the authors, so has a fluid feel to it throughout. It offers many examples to help the reader understand the issues and decisions that have to be made throughout the cycles. All in all, a very good resource for all researchers.

Mr Shane Payne
Engineering, Leicester College
July 18, 2014

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