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Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization


David Coghlan

Practical student guide to doing insider action research


Doing Action Research


"Life-changing for me as a management practitioner and academic researcher"
Cristine Margaret R. Atienza
President and Founder, Institute for Integrality, Inc.

Paperback: £28.99 | $38.00
Hardback: £85 | $122.00
Ebook available

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organiztion, Fifth Edition (April 2019)

Concise and unintimidating, the fifth edition of this bestselling book is the only pragmatic, quick-start guide to the main theories, issues, and approaches to insider action research.

With an encouraging and approachable tone, David is the perfect mentor for anyone conducting action research in their own organization. Calming nerves at the same time as building confidence, he helps readers devise an appropriate research design that anticipates possible challenges and fits within the limits of their environments.

A complete do-it-yourself toolkit for every step of the action research process, this edition is outfitted with:

- Real-world student and professional case studies

- Author video tips

- Annotated templates

- Progress checklists

- Journal articles, weblinks, and other further reading.

To the point without losing clarity or thoroughness, this book is the hands-on manual for all the need-to-know facts about understanding and undertaking insider action research.


coghlan author

David Coghlan is Professor Emeritus and Fellow Emeritus at the Trinity Business School, University of Dublin. He specializes in organization development and action research and is active in both communities internationally. He has published over 160 articles and book chapters. His bestselling book, Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization has been through five editions, the most recent being published in April 2019. He is co-editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014). He is currently on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and Action Research, among others.

"Clear and engaging, this updated and enhanced edition is essential reading for anyone interested in insider action research. It provides a comprehensive guide to the processes and challenges of action research, as well as helpful reflective exercises and recommended resources. I would highly recommend to students, novice researchers and academic supervisors of all disciplines."

Jane Jervis, Keele University




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