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The Action Research Dissertation

The Action Research Dissertation

A Guide for Students and Faculty

  • Author: Kathryn Herr,Gary L. Anderson
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483358127
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authors’ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and dissertation defense.

The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education

The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education

  • Author: Craig A. Mertler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119399475
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 632
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Comprehensive overview of the theoretical, conceptual, and applied/practical presentations of action research as it is found and conducted solely in educational settings The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education is the first book to offer theoretical, conceptual, and applied/practical presentations of action research as it is found and conducted solely in educational settings. Covering primarily PK-12 educational settings, the book utilizes a cross-section of international authors and presentations to provide global perspectives on action research in education. Part I of The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education focuses on various foundational aspects and issues related to action research. Part II is centered on chapters that present theories and principles that help to guide the use of action research in educational contexts. Part III focuses on specific applications of educational action research in practice. Part IV provides an outlet for seven educational practitioners to share their experiences in conducting action research. Each of these authors also discusses the importance and value that action research has had on him or her, both professionally and personally. Discuss action research in PK-12, as well as in higher education settings The first book to focus on the importance and application of action research exclusively in educational settings Offers world perspectives on action research in education Written by a team of international scholars The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education is an excellent book for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars studying and/or researching educational action research.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

  • Author: David Coghlan,Mary Brydon-Miller
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473907322
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 904
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Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields—especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research. To watch a video of editor David Coghlan discuss the importance of this major reference work as well as the implications, challenges and successes of editing The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research, click here: http://youtu.be/P6YqCdZCZCs

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

  • Author: David Coghlan,Teresa Brannick
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446242261
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 184
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Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization is the essential resource for anyone embarking on a research project in their own organization or as part of a work placement programme whether in business, healthcare, government, education, social work or third sector organizations. The authors provide an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide to every aspect of conducting an action research project and have added in the Third Edition: - more on politics and ethics to help researchers negotiate gaining access and permission, and building and maintaining support from peers and relevant subsystems within an organization - more on writing an action research dissertation, and treatment of sensitive issues such as: giving feedback to one’s superiors and peers, disseminating the research to the wider community, and handling interpretations or outcomes which may be perceived negatively by the organization involved. - more case examples and reflective exercises taken from a wide variety of organizational settings to aid students and researchers whatever their background discipline.

Die Causa Guttenberg

Die Causa Guttenberg

Anatomie eines politischen Skandals

  • Author: Eike Wolf
  • Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • ISBN: 3828859445
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 120
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Der Fall des Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg ist ohne Frage ein Phänomen: Wohl noch nie lagen Aufstieg und Fall eines deutschen Spitzenpolitikers so eng beieinander. Binnen weniger Jahre inszenierte sich der Medien-Profi Guttenberg als Nachwuchs-Hoffnung der deutschen Konservativen bis hin zu einer vielfach erwarteten Kanzler-Kandidatur. Am Ende blieb der Vorwurf der Hochstaplerei angesichts einer überwiegend abgeschriebenen Doktorarbeit. Eike Wolf rekonstruiert, wie sich dieser Skandal entwickelte. Anschaulich präsentiert er vor allem das in zwei Fronten gespaltene Meinungs- und Stimmungsbild, das sich in einer wahren Flut von Leserbriefen zur Causa Guttenberg wiederfindet. Lautstarker Empörung angesichts der Plagiatsvorwürfe standen trotzige Durchhalteparolen und Banalisierungen des Sachverhalts gegenüber. Diese konkurrierenden Deutungsmuster im Diskurs rund um den "Faux Pas" des Ministers, Bundestagsabgeordneten und Dr. jur. a.D. dechiffriert der Autor und wirft en passant auch exemplarisch Licht auf die strukturelle Logik medialer Inszenierungen.

Participatory Research in Palliative Care

Participatory Research in Palliative Care

Actions and reflections

  • Author: Jo Hockley,Katherine Froggatt,Katharina Heimerl
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191651990
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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Participatory research is a relatively new method of researching practice especially within palliative care. It differs from other methodologies in that there is an expectation of action within the research process. The values that underpin participatory research are collaboration, empowerment, and reflection. In the current climate of collaboration and working with people in healthcare, participatory research methods are gaining increasing interest when there is a desire to bring about change. Organisational change is becoming an important focus as we look at ways of not only reducing costs but at the same time improving quality of care. While palliative care puts the patient and family at the centre, Participatory Research in Palliative Care discusses a new research methodology that puts practitioners at the heart of the research process as collaborators who work together with researchers to resolve problems in practice. Divided into three sections, it provides theoretical groundings of action research, a greater focus on exemplars from studies within palliative care, and discusses prominent issues when using such a methodology. All three sections are illustrated by an action research study undertaken by the author within a palliative care setting. Participatory Research in Palliative Care is written by international, multi-disciplinary authors who explore a collaborative approach to embark on research. It will appeal to health and social care professionals, academics undertaking research within palliative care, and the management of organisations where people with end of life care needs are cared for, including long-term care homes.

Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research

  • Author: Hal A. Lawson,James Caringi,Loretta Pyles,Janine Jurkowski,Christine Bozlak
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190204400
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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As novel, complex social problems increase, especially those involving vulnerable people who reside in challenging places, the limitations of conventional research methods implemented by just one or two investigators become apparent. Research and development alternatives are needed, particularly methods that engage teams of researchers in real world problem solving while simultaneously generating practice- and policy-relevant knowledge. Research methods that effectively tap the expertise of everyday people, especially those impacted by these targeted social problems, are a special priority because academic researchers often lack experiential knowledge that stems from direct, everyday encounters with these vexing problems. Participatory action research (PAR) responds to these manifest needs. It provides a methodological structure and operational guidelines for preparing and deploying people from various walks of life as co-researchers, and it provides a proven strategy for generating practice- and policy-relevant knowledge as problem-solving in real world contexts proceeds.

Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research

Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

  • Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826126146
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 247
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"PAR is the ultimate in social justice practice. I suggest that PAR should be the basis for all nursing research. This book will provide you with the basics for getting started." óPatricia J. Kelly, PhD, MPH, APRN University of MissouriñKansas City (From the Foreword) Participatory action research is a qualitative research method conducted in collaboration with a community of people in order to effect changes in the community that are relevant to the residents. This is a practical, "how-to" resource for conducting participatory action research that guides readers, step by step, through planning, conducting, and disseminating nursing research using this qualitative design. It is part of a unique series of seven books devoted to nursing research using qualitative designs and methods. Examples from actual research along with author commentary illustrate potential pitfalls and challenges that may occur during the process and how to resolve them. Written by a leading scholar of nursing research and nurse experts in participatory action research, the book describes its philosophical underpinnings and state-of-the-art techniques, and provides a concrete road map for planning and conducting studies. It considers why this particular research method is best suited for a particular study, ethical considerations, and potential obstacles. The book also discusses how to ensure rigor during a study, providing examples from scholarly literature and the authorsí own work. Each case example features a description of the study, including why the investigator decided to use participatory action rather than another research design, how he or she solved gatekeeper and access-to-sample issues, and institutional review board concerns. Also included is a discussion of how to collect and analyze data and how to disseminate findings to both the scientific community and research participants. With a focus on practical problem solving throughout, the book will be of value to novice and experienced nurse researchers, graduate teachers, in-service educators, students, and nursing research staff at health care institutions. Key Features: Describes, step by step, how to plan, conduct, and disseminate participatory action research Delivers new designs and methods Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical conditions in the United States and internationally

Teacher Action Research

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies

  • Author: Gerald J. Pine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452278741
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 416
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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

Writing and Doing Action Research

Writing and Doing Action Research

  • Author: Jean McNiff
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473908825
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs. In Writing and Doing Action Research, Jean McNiff provides a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the practical aspects of writing and doing action research. Written for practitioners involved in higher degree courses and professional development programmes, and students undertaking methods courses, this book includes guidance on how to: Carry out an action research project in your setting Present your findings in a dissertation, report or thesis Write up your research with an eye to informing policy Demonstrate the quality of your research and writing Be critical and write theoretically Write for journals and prepare thesis and book proposals The book contains excerpts taken from action research projects in a range of settings and presents exercises to help you develop successful written accounts of your research. Writing and Doing Action Research is an essential text for anyone working with action research, providing vital guidance on the preparation and production of texts, how this type of work is assessed and enabling you to get the best results from your research.

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient

  • Author: James W. Little,Donald A. Falace
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783769140309
  • Category: Sick
  • Page: 446
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Researching and Writing a Dissertation

Researching and Writing a Dissertation

An Essential Guide for Business Students

  • Author: Colin M. Fisher
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780273723431
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 436
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This textbook contains sections on how to choose a topic and design the project, how to write a critical literature review, concepts, conceptual frameworks and theories, collecting and analysing research material, interpreting the research material and, finally, framing arguments and writing the dissertation.

Writing Up Your Action Research Project

Writing Up Your Action Research Project

  • Author: Jean McNiff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317573889
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 214
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Many practice-based researchers have expert knowledge of doing research but often experience difficulties when writing it up and communicating the significance of what they have done. This book aims to help bridge the gap. Packed with practical advice and strong theoretical resources it takes you through the basics of designing and producing your text so that it will meet established standards and high quality assurance expectations. Divided into 3 distinctive parts, key points include: understanding writing practices engaging with the literatures how to write up a project report or dissertation how writing is judged in terms of professional and academic writing practices developing ideas for further study and publication Writing up Your Action Research Project is an essential text for practitioners on professional education and undergraduate courses across disciplines who want their writing to reflect the excellence of their research. It is the ideal companion to the author’s You and Your Action Research Project, now in its fourth edition.

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Author: Fenwick W. English
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141298002X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 453
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This fully updated Second Edition offers an unflinching and comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today. Editor Fenwick W. English and 30 renowned authors boldly address the most fundamental and contested issues in the field, including culturally relevant and distributed leadership; critical policy and practice issues predicting the new century’s conflict; the paradox of changes; and the promises, paradoxes, and pitfalls of standards for educational leaders.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

  • Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119979978
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 728
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A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice

Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research

Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

  • Author: Mary De Chesnay
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826126138
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 247
  • View: 5093
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Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Guiding School Improvement with Action Research

Guiding School Improvement with Action Research

ASCD

  • Author: Richard Sagor
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416615903
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 217
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Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow "implementation strategies," Richard Sagor guides readers through the process from start to finish. Learn how to uncover and use the data that already exist in your classrooms and schools to answer significant questions about your individual or collective concerns and interests. Sagor covers each step in the action research process in detail: selecting a focus, clarifying theories, identifying research questions, collecting data, analyzing data, reporting results, and taking informed action. Drawing from the experience of individual teachers, faculties, and school districts, Sagor describes how action research can enhance teachers' professional standing and efficacy while helping them succeed in settings characterized by increasingly diverse student populations and an emphasis on standards-based reform. The book also demonstrates how administrators and policymakers can use action research to bolster efforts related to accreditation, teacher supervision, and job-embedded staff development. Part how-to guide, part inspirational treatise, Guiding School Improvement with Action Research provides advice, information, and encouragement to anyone interested in reinventing schools as learning communities and restructuring teaching as the true profession it was meant to be.

Doing action research in early childhood studies

Doing action research in early childhood studies

a step by step guide

  • Author: Glenda Mac Naughton,Patrick Hughes
  • Publisher: Open Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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Are you worried about doing your early years action research project?. Does the thought of choosing the right research question feel daunting?. Are you concerned about the challenges you might face? ..If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! ...Written in a lively and accessible style, this is the essential step-by-step guide to conducting your own action research project. The book introduces and evaluates different approaches to action research and explores how they can be applied in early childhood settings to create positive change and to improve practice. ..Using varied illustrations and case studies of contemporary projects in diverse early childhood contexts, the book addresses specific issues and challenges that you might face when conducting action research in such settings. ..Each chapter offers gentle guidance and support at a specific stage of the research process, from choosing your initial topic to formulating your research question, through to sharing the lessons of your project. ...The book's key features include: .. 16 'Steps' that walk you through the process of conducting your action research project. References to real life research projects to illustrate key ideas, themes, practices and debates. Advice on creating an action research journal, with sample extracts. 'Thinking Boxes' in each chapter to encourage you to review and reflect on the chapter's contents as you plan your research project. Checklists in each chapter of key concepts, processes and themes, together with further resources ..The authors explore some difficult issues associated with action research, including ethics, rigour, validity, critical reflection, and social and professional change. They show that there is more than one 'right' way to perform an action research project and advise you how to choose an approach that is appropriate for your particular interests and circumstances. ..Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies is an essential resource for students and practitioners of early childhood studies..

Master'S Level Study In Education: A Guide To Success For Pgce Students

Master'S Level Study In Education: A Guide To Success For Pgce Students

A Guide to Success

  • Author: Denby, Neil,Butroyd, Robert,Swift, Helen
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335234143
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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This text is designed to lead the student through the process of studying, writing and achieving at masters level. It aims to demystify the process by tackling those issues students find difficult, explaining the conventions which must be followed in order to succeed at this level.

Research, Actionable Knowledge, and Social Change

Research, Actionable Knowledge, and Social Change

Reclaiming Social Responsibility Through Research Partnerships

  • Author: Edward P. St. John
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 1579227376
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 276
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A professional text written for social science researchers and practitioners, Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. Combining the best practices of critical analysis and traditional research methods, this professional text offers guidance for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM), a transformative model that explains how to successfully conduct action-oriented research in a multitude of professional service organizations. The aim of the text is to encourage a new generation of research-based partnerships reforms that promote equity and access for underserved populations. Topics discussed include: • The historical precedents for universities engaged in social change • The limitations of current social science theory and methods • The critical-empirical approach to social research • The issues relating to social justice within the policy decision process • The use of social research to integrate an emphasis of social justice into economic and policy decision making Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change does not propose different foundations for social research, but rather argues that it is necessary to reconsider how to work with theory and research methods to inform change. This text can also be used by students enrolled in graduate and Ed.D/Ph.D Higher Education Leadership programs and graduate programs across professional fields including K-12, public administration, sociology, health, cultural studies, organizational development and organizational theory. It further offers students guidance for research design and dissertation research.