Doing Action Research In Your Own Organization by David CoghlanDoing Action Research In Your Own Organization by David Coghlan

Doing Action Research In Your Own Organization

byDavid Coghlan, Teresa Brannick

Paperback | November 25, 2009

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This book is the essential resource for any researcher embarking on an action research project in their own organization, and all students of organization studies, education, health studies, and community studies. In this brand new edition of the popular work, David Coghlan and Teresa Brannick provide an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide to every aspect of conducting an action research project in your own organization.

Revised and updated, this Third Edition contains:

  • An expanded discussion on politics and ethics of insider action research
  • An expanded chapter on writing an action research dissertation and an action research report
  • More case examples and reflective exercises taken from a wide variety of organizational settings


Title:Doing Action Research In Your Own OrganizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.53 × 6.69 × 0.37 inPublished:November 25, 2009Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1848602162

ISBN - 13:9781848602168

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Table of Contents

About The Authors Acknowledgments Preface Part I: FoundationsIntroducing Action Research A Brief Introduction To Action Research Three Audiences/Voices/Practices Enacting Action Research Cycles The Action Research Cycles Pre-Step: Context And Purpose Main Steps Meta Learning Quality And Rigour In Action Research Conclusions Exercise 1.1: Enacting The Action Research Cycles Learning In Action Knowing And Learning General Empirical Method Authenticity Reflection Developing Reflective Skills Through Journaling Second Person Skills Conclusions Exercise 2.1 First Person Learning In Action Exercise 2.2 Keeping A Journal Exercise 2.3 Developing Inquiry Skills Understanding Action Research Action Research As Practical Knowing Foundations Of Action Research Research Paradigms And Action Research Experiential Paradigms Of Action Research Conclusions Part II: ImplementationFraming And Selecting Your Insider Project Framing The Action Research Project Selecting The Research Project Writing An Insider Action Research Proposal Developing The Action Research Conclusions Exercise 4.1 Questions For Framing And Selecting Exercise 4.2 Writing A Thesis Proposal Designing And Implementing Your Action Research Project The Process Of Planned Change Planned Change Through Action Research Learning By Design Data Generation As Intervention The Role Of Technology How Do You Know When To Stop? Conclusions Exercise 5.1 The Process Of Implementation Exercise 5. 2 Reflection For Praxis Interlevel Dynamics In Insider Action Research Interlevel Dynamics Of Change Interlevel Dynamics Of Strategy Levels Of Analysis In Action Research Conclusions Exercise 6.1 Applying Interlevel Dynamics Exercise 6.2 Change Issues Exercise 6.3 The Learning Window Using Frameworks To Study Organizations In Action Organizational Diagnosis Systems Thinking And Practice Systems Thinking And Action Research Change And Learning Conclusions Exercise 7.1 Diagnosing Your Organization Exercise 7.2 Using Systems Thinking Part III: Issues and Challenges in Researching Your Own OrganizationResearching Your Own Organization The Focus Of Researcher And System Quadrant 1: Traditional Research Quadrant 2: Classical Action Research Quadrant 3: Individual Reflective Study Quadrant 4: Tranformational Change Action Research At Home Conclusions Exercise 8.1 Assessing Your Research Focus Preunderstanding, Role Duality And Access Preunderstanding Role Duality: Organizational And Researcher Roles Access Conclusions Exercise 9.1 Assessing Your Preunderstanding Managing Organizational Politics And Ethics The Politics Of Researching Your Own Organization Managing Political Relationships Ethics Insider Action Research And Ethics Integrating Roles, Politics And Ethics Integrative Case Conclusion Exercise 10.1 Assessing Politics And Ethics Exercise 10.2 Force Field Analysis Writing Your Insider Action Research Dissertation An Action Research Dissertation Constructing And Writing A Dissertation Dissemination Publishing Conclusions In Conclusion References Name Index Subject Index