Research for Change
- Jan Reed - Northumbria University , UK
Change Management | Qualitative Research (General) | Research Methods & Evaluation (General)
- A comprehensive introduction to AI and the range of debates that it generates for research.
- International; examples from recently published and unpublished research projects in which AI was used, with an emphasis on those that shaped policy, planning, and future practice.
- Discusses how connections can be made between AI and various research paradigms and approaches to research.
- Offers individual and group exercises that explore and illustrate ways in which AI research can be done.
Essential reading for anyone undertaking an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach to conducting a research project. I found the book presented useful descriptions and examples of where appreciative inquiry has been applied to organisational development and how AI can help us to rethink our ideas about how people work, how change happens and how AI base research can contribute to this process.
best introduction to AI I've yet found
Recommended for those DBA students with AI project effort
this really is an excellent text -which for me, clearly articulates the key concepts of appreciative inquiry. It will be useful to introduce the students to an alternative research method.
If you have read widely on the subject, you will find that this book varies slightly from the Whitney and Trosten- Bloom, and Cooperider approach. What is refreshing is that this publication introduces Appreciative Inquiry from a purely research based perspective rather than that of a business improvement tool. Based on the authors own experience, it is a very informative and useful resource if you are considering using AI as a research framework.
I found this very useful for my own studies
The book is interesting and is not very long . It has provided excellent ideas on how to become a change agent.
I feel that this is a very helpful short guide to AI and have thus recommended it to students as introductory literature before going deeper into the subject.
Good summary of the basis and issues relating to Appreciative inquiry
A valuable and accessible introduction to those embarking on social research.