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Action Research

Fifth Edition


November 2020 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Action Research is an invaluable guide to novice researchers from a diversity of disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of study for understanding how action research works in real-life contexts. The Fifth Edition builds on the experiences of the authors by acknowledging the dramatic changes taking place in our everyday lives, including developments of social and digital media that have become central to modern life. Author Ernest T. Stringer and new co-author Alfredo Ortiz Aragón aim to provide a meaningful methodology arising from their extensive field experience for both students and practitioners.  Presenting research that produces practical, effective, and sustainable outcomes to real-world problems, Action Research helps students see the value of their research in a broader context, beyond academia, to effecting change on a larger scale.

Additional resources can be found at the authors’ website  http://www.actionresearch5.com/
 
SECTION I: An Introduction to Action Research
 
Chapter 1: Understanding Action Research
 
Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations of Action Research
 
SECTION II: Action Research Practices and Processes
 
Chapter 3: Setting the Stage: Initiating an Action Research Process
 
Chapter 4: Look: Generating and Gathering Data
 
Chapter 5: Think: Reflecting and Analyzing
 
Chapter 6: Act: Implementing Practical Solutions
 
SECTION III: From Local to Global—Action Research for Social Change
 
Chapter 7: Reporting: Informing Stakeholders and Other Audiences
 
Chapter 8: Developmental Approaches to Social and Organizational Change
 
Chapter 9: Action Research and Digital Media
 
Appendix: Case Examples of Formal Reports
 
References
 
Index