Fundamentals of Action Research
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Fundamentals of Action Research

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© 2005 | 1 688 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Fundamentals of Action Research brings together, material, much of it hard to obtain, into one collection. It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.

The content includes entries on action research and other methodologies which have developed out of action research. The editors recognize the eclecticism of the field, but have kept a tight focus on the topic, rather than trying to incorporate all forms of applied and/or participatory social research. More than a general overview, the set explores how the material extends and changes our understanding of the development of the field, and the contributions of key people and ideas within it.

The book is initially organized into historically sequenced sections but includes sections for various contemporary branches of action research. Subjects covered include: the pre-history, the foundations, unrecognized classics, the development of action research, action research and the workplace, action research and social change, emergent varieties of action research, action research in the 21st century and the limits of action research.

It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.

 
PART ONE: THE ACKNOWLEDGED FOUNDERS
K Lewin
The Solution of a Chronic Conflict in Industry
K Lewin
Action Research and Minority Problems
K Lewin
Research and Minority Problems
K Lewin
Frontiers in Group Dynamics II, Channels of Group Life
J Collier
The Institute of Ethnic Affairs Inc
J Collier
United States Indian Administration as a Laboratory of Ethnic Relations
 
PART TWO: SOME RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED FOUNDATIONS
A Marrow and J French
Changing a Stereotype in Industry
R Lippitt and M Radke
New Trends in the Investigation of Prejudice
G Watson
The Problem/The Next Moves
A T M Wilson
Some Implications of Medical Practice and Social Case Work for Action Research
I Chein, S W Cook and J Harding
The Field of Action Research
C Sellitz and S W Cook
Can Research in Social Science Be Both Socially Useful and Scientifically Meaningful?
R Lippitt
Tools for Social Change
Action Research and Training in Human Relations Skills  
Laura Thompson
Action Research among American Indians
 
PART THREE: EARLY ACTION RESEARCH: THEORIZING AND PRACTICE IN THE LATE 1940S AND EARLY 1950S
B Bellow et al
Prejudice in 'Seaside
A Report of an Action Research Project'  
L A Cook
The College Study in Intergroup Relations
S M Corey
Action Research, Fundamental Research and Educational Practices
A Curle
A Theoretical Approach to Action Research
L Coch and J R P French
Overcoming Resistance to Change
W Alderson
A Systematics for Problems of Action
R Bain
Action Research and Group Dynamics
E T Prothero
Cultural Determinism
A Challenge to Action Research  
 
PART FOUR: VARIETIES OF THE FORM
O Fals-Borda
Participatory Action Research, Development
M A Rahman
The Theory and Practice of Participatory Action Research
L D Brown and R Tandon
Ideology and Political Economy in Inquiry
D L Cooperrider and S Srivastava
Appreciative Inquiry in Organizational Life
W F Whyte, D J Greenwood and Lazes
Participatory Action Research
Through Practice to Science in Social Research  
C Argyris and D Schon
Participatory Action Research and Action Science Compared
A Commentary  
E H Schein
Process Consultation, Action Research and Clinical Inquiry
Are They the Same?  
J A Raelin
Action Learning and Action Science
Are They Different?  
R Golembiewski
Appreciating Appreciative Inquiry
Diagnosis and Perspectives on How to Do It Better  
P Reason
Integrating Action and Reflection through Co-Operative Inquiry
B Gatenby and M Humphries
Feminist Participatory Action Research
Methodological and Ethical Issues  
 
PART FIVE: DEVELOPMENTS IN ACTION RESEARCH IN THE WORKPLACE
W F Whyte
An Action Research Program for the Personnel Man
F Blum
Action Research and Industrial Relations
H A Shepard
Three Management Programs and the Theories behind Them
H A Shepard
An Action Research Model
R A Katzell
Action Research Activities at One Refinery
M Foster
The Theory and Practice of Action Research in Work Organizations
M A Frohman, M Sashkin and M Kavanagh
Action Research as Applied to Organization Development
W Pasmore and F Friedlander
An Action Research Program for Increasing Employee Involvement in Problem-Solving
I L Ramirez and J Bartunek
The Multiple Realities of Organization Development Consultation in Health Care
G R Bushe
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry as an Organization Development Intervention
 
PART SIX: DEVELOPMENTS IN ACTION RESEARCH AND SOCIAL CHANGE
A Shumsky
Action Research and Modern Man
C W Greenbaum, I Rogovsky and B Shalit
The Military Psychologist during Wartime
A Model Based on Action Research and Crisis Intervention  
O Fals Borda
The Application of Participatory Action Research in Latin America
L David Brown
Social Change through Collective Reflection with Asian Non-Governmental Development Organizations
A Gitling and A Thompson
Foregrounding Politics in Action Research
E DePoy, A Harman and D Haslett
Critical Action Research
A Model for Social Work Knowing  
D Goodley and I Parker
Critical Psychology and Action Research
M Fine and M E Torre
Re-Membering Exclusions
Participatory Action Research in Public Institutions  
M Minkler et al
Ethical Dilemmas in Participatory Action Research
A Case Study from the Disability Community  
 
PART SEVEN: ON BEING AN ACTION RESEARCHER
R Lippitt
Dimensions of the Consultants Job
G R Ledford
Transference and Countertransference in Action Research Relationships
R Tandon
Struggle for Knowledge
A Personal Journey  
A Morton
Ethics in Action Research
D Coghlan
Insider Action Research Projects
Implications for Practising Managers  
G Dickinson and Kathryn L Green
The External Researcher in Participatory Action Research
C Reid
Seduction and Enlightenment in Feminist Action Research
B Walker and T Haslett
Action Research in Management
Ethical Dilemmas  
 
PART EIGHT: ON ACTION RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE
R Lippitt
Action Research and the Values of the Social Scientist
F Blum
Action Research
A Scientific Approach  
G I Susman and R D Evered
An Assessment of the Scientific Merits of Action Research
H Aguinis
Action Research and Scientific Method
Presumed Discrepancies and Actual Similarities  
C De Cock
Action Research
In Search of a New Epistemology?  
D A Schon
Knowing-in-Action
The New Scholarship Requires a New Epistemology  
R McTaggart
Is Validity Really an Issue for Participatory Action Research?
P Checkland
Action Research
Its Nature and Validity  
M J Melrose
Maximising the Rigor of Action Research
Why Would You Want to? How Could You?  
 
PART NINE: RETROSPECTIVES, REFLECTIONS AND REVIEWS OF ACTION RESEARCH
N Sanford
Whatever Happened to Action Research?
R N Rappoport
Three Dilemmas of Action Research
M Peters and V R Robinson
The Origins and Status of Action Research
V M J Robinson
Current Controversies in Action Research
J H M Ellis and J A Kelly
Action Inquiry Strategies
Taking Stock and Moving Forward  
H Alrticher et al
The Concept of Action Research
 
PART TEN: SOME LIMITS OF ACTION RESEARCH?
M Mead
Training in Community Relations
A Critical Appreciation of a Book by Ronald Lippitt  
H Hodgkinson
Action Research
A Critique  
J R Minnis
Action Research, the State and Legitimation in Brunei Darussalam
C Regehr
Action Research
Underlining or Undermining the Cause?  
D J Greenwood
Action Research
Unfilled Promises and Unmet Challenges  
M David
Problems of Participation
The Limits of Action Research  
B Cooke
A New Continuity with Colonial Administration
Participation in Development Management  
 
PART ELEVEN: MILLENIAL ACTION RESEARCH
P Reason and W Torbert
The Action Turn
Towards a Transformational Social Science  
R Calori
Essai
Real Time/Real Space Research: Connecting Action and Reflection in Organization Studies  
S Katila and S P Merilainen
Metamorphosis
From 'Nice Girls' to 'Nice Bitches' - Resisting Patriarchal Articulations of Professional Identity  
P Reason
Pragmatist Philosophy and Action Research
Readings and Conversation with Richard Rorty  
G Williams et al
Enhancing Pro-Poor Governance in Eastern India
Participation, Politics and Action Research  

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ISBN: 9781412902205