Action Research: Principles And Practice by Jean McniffAction Research: Principles And Practice by Jean Mcniff

Action Research: Principles And Practice

byJean McniffEditorJean Mcniff

Paperback | April 2, 2013

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Since its first publication,Action Research: Principles and Practicehas become a key text in its field. This new updated edition clearly describes and explains the practices of action research and its underlying values, and introduces important new ideas, including:

  • all professionals should be reflective practitioners;
  • they should produce their personal theories of practice to show how they are holding themselves accountable for their educational influences in learning;
  • the stories they produce become a new people¿s history of action research, with potential for influencing new futures.

This new edition has expanded in scope, to contribute to diverse fields including professional development across the sectors and the disciplines. It considers the current field, including its problems as well as its considerable hopes and prospects for new thinking and practices. Now fully updated, this book contains:

  • A wealth of case-study material
  • New chapters on the educational significance of action research
  • An overview of methodological and ethical discussion

The book is a valuable addition to the literature on research methods in education and nursing and healthcare, and professional education, and contributes to contemporary debates about the generation and dissemination of knowledge and its potential influence for wider social and environmental contexts.

Practitioners across the professions who are planning action research in their own work settings will find this book a helpful introduction to the subject while those studying on higher degree courses will find it an indispensable resource.

Jean McNiffis Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK. She also holds visiting professorial positions at Beijing Normal University and Ningxia Teachers University, People¿s Republic of China; the University of Troms¿, Norway; and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. She has written widely o...
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Title:Action Research: Principles And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.9 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415535263

ISBN - 13:9780415535267

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Table of Contents

Part I. What do we know? The principles of action research Chapter 1. What do we know? The principles of action research  Chapter 2. How do we come to know it? Linking theory and practice  Chapter 3. Who has influenced our thinking? Key theorists, old and new  Chapter 4. What do we need to know? How can we develop the work? Part II. What do we do? The practices of action research Chapter 5. How to do action research  Chapter 6. Practical issues  Chapter 7. Making sense of the data and generating evidence  Chapter 8. Validating and legitimating claims to knowledge Part III. How do we share our knowledge? Stories from the field Chapter 9. Action research across the disciplines and professions  Chapter 10. Action research for social change  Chapter 11. Action research and communities and cultures of enquiry  Chapter 12. Action research for global sustainability Part IV. What is the significance of our knowledge? How do we communicate it? Chapter 13. Producing and presenting action research reports  Chapter 14. Demonstrating impact: Explaining the significance of our action research Part V. Whither action research? Chapter 15. New directions in action research  Chapter 16. So ¿what do we know now? What do we need to know?