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Action Research
All You Need to Know



May 2017 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible, practical text helps readers discover the "how" and "why" of action research. It provides the ideas and frameworks to understand action research, combined with a practical workbook to guide readers through the practicalities and complexities of doing action research in their own context.

Included: 
  • A helpful action plan to embark on the project
  • Guidance and advice on learning to ask the right questions as the project progresses
  • A full resource on writing and communicating results
  • Inspiration to explain the significance of what has been achieved
Action Research: All You Need to Know assists readers on their journey to becoming a self-reflective practitioner-researcher.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
PART I: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
 
Chapter 1: What is action research?
 
Chapter 2: Who can do action research?
 
Chapter 3: The values base of action research
 
Chapter 4: Critical times for action research
 
PART II: WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW?
 
Chapter 5: Why do action research?
 
Chapter 6: The responsibility of practitioner-researchers: contributing to new practices and new learning
 
Chapter 7: The responsibility of practitioner-researchers: contributing to new thinking and ideas
 
Chapter 8: The responsibility of practitioner-researchers: engaging with the literatures
 
PART III: HOW DO I FIND OUT?
 
Chapter 9: Thinking about doing an action research project
 
Chapter 10: Planning to do your action research
 
Chapter 11: Carrying out your action plans
 
Chapter 12: Evaluating the quality of your plans, practices and research
 
PART IV: HOW DO I GENERATE EVIDENCE TO TEST THE VALIDITY OF MY KNOWLEDGE CLAIM?
 
Chapter 13: Monitoring practices and gathering data
 
Chapter 14: Working with data: analysing, authenticatin and interpreting
 
Chapter 15: Generating evidence from the data and making knowledge claims: summary chapter
 
PART V: HOW DO I TEST AND CRITIQUE MY KNOWLEDGE?
 
Chapter 16: Testing the validity of your knowledge claim
 
Chapter 17: Establishing the legitimacy of your knowledge claim
 
PART VI: HOW DO I REPRESENT AND COMMUNICATE MY KNOWLEDGE?
 
Chapter 18: Thinking about writing your dissertation
 
Chapter 19: Writing up your dissertation
 
PART VII: HOW DO I SHOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MY KNOWLEDGE?
 
Chapter 20: The significance of it all
 
References
 
Index

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