“It is an excellent resource for teaching Action Research to both graduate and undergraduate students.”
“…I very much like the book and its approach/philosophy/guiding principles…”
“…[W]ell done and certainly the most readable and authoritative [book] on the topic of action research I have seen…As an educator, I found much useful insight in the text and I would certainly recommend it to doctoral students doing research that would benefit from the broader view…”
This text provides a clear overview of the applications for Action Research. It also provides useful points to consider when students are questioned about the legitimacy of this type of research as research. For students who are newly engaging with research through practice, this text provides some very useful tips about which skills they are engaging with and applying as well as questions to consider when planning research.
Good book provided a great understanding of AR for the learners and great read!
It contributes the field of action research in an easy way. It presents knowledge in real life contexts. It provides simple guidelines how to solve problems in three stages: Look, Think, and Act. These steps make the action research process easier to do.
A very good book. Library will order.
Great book that will assist our students with the background necessary to pursue a career in pacticioner based research
This is an excellent text for those students wishing to undertake an action research project for their dissertation. As many of our students are doing research in their own work place or Trade Union, this is a good opportunity for them to learn about how research can be immediately relevant and important, and part of a broader process of change and renewal in the Labour Movement.
Didn't fit the content of my online course very well. For the course, I did adopt a Sage Interactive eBook, "Introduction to Criminology" by Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts. (ISBN 978-1-4833-0020-7)
Useful for students new to AR or those who are gaining competency. Used in both MA and doctoral level tutorial work.
This text is a deceptively slim volume that encourages the reader to consider the essentials of AR in a very readable and yet rich presentation. The material is relevant to researchers of differing experience and ability who are drawn to qualitative methodology, and as such anyone studying a course where they are required to undertake practitioner based research will benefit. The author is clearly well versed in his subject and this shows in the well crafted presentation.
This is a great book and it was a toss-up between this text and Holly's Action Research for Teachers. We may switch to this one in the future depending on how students do with the alternative.
Very clear description of how to take part in action research, use of language was appropriate and learners will find this useful to help with the course
I found a text I liked better.
I use it in a required course that is taught twice a year to a small group of students for more personal interaction. I have used the text in another course for several years, and found that the overview helps the students to grasp important concepts for action research.
A great way to start an action research project from one of the experts in the field.
best overview of action research out there. Perfect for class--students loved it.
This is an easy to understand handbook that guides the student throughout the process of action research in a comprehensive way.It will be an invaluable companion to health students who want to learn more about or engage in their own action research. The use of real life examples helps to bring action research to life in a way that fosters greater understanding. The summary boxes throughout each chapter is an excellent tool to reflect on the learning taking place.