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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 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.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING GROUPS IN

LEADERSHIP TRAINING GROUPS IN

  • Author: Ching-Lok Chieh,謝青樂
  • Publisher: Open Dissertation Press
  • ISBN: 9781374728943
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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This dissertation, "Leadership Training Groups in a Primary School: an Action Research" by Ching-lok, Chieh, 謝青樂, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: ABSTRACT The present study aimed at understanding students' and teachers' perceptions of the leadership training program and identifying the factors facilitated and hindered the program implementation in a primary school in Hong Kong. Twenty Primary Four to Six students from a local primary school participated in the leadership training program which consisted of adventure-based counseling workshops, social service opportunities and a two-day inter-school camp. Interviews, participant observation and student's journal were mainly used to collect information on students, teacher and social worker's perceptions on the program. Youth Leadership and Life Skills Development Questionnaire (YLLSDS) was also used to assess students' self-reported gain in leadership skills after the completion of the program. The data revealed that students enjoyed much about the leadership-training program and the program was inviting in nature. The results of the YYLSDS also revealed that the students reported improvement in their leadership skills after participating in the leadership-training program. Teacher, students, and social worker suggested that sufficient financial resource, periodic meeting, active student participation and interesting and challenging contents as well as the 5'P's of IIIInvitational Education were important factors enhancing the program implementation. Different developmental needs, insufficient team-building among students, and inadequate time and place were hindering the program implementation Implications for improvement the leadership development program which were of interests to educators and guidance personnel were discussed. IV DOI: 10.5353/th_b3023375 Subjects: Leadership - Study and teaching (Elementary) - China - Hong Kong Life skills - Study and teaching (Elementary) - China - Hong Kong School children - China - Hong Kong - Attitudes Elementary school teachers - China - Hong Kong - Attitudes

Austerlitz

Austerlitz

  • Author: Winfried Georg Sebald
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser
  • ISBN: 9783446199866
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Wer ist Austerlitz? Ein rätselhafter Fremder, der immer wieder an den ungewöhnlichsten Orten auftaucht: am Bahnhof, am Handschuhmarkt, im Industriequartier ... Und jedes Mal erzählt er ein Stück mehr von seiner Lebensgeschichte, der Geschichte eines unermüdlichen Wanderers durch unsere Kultur und Architektur und der Geschichte eines Mannes, dem als Kind Heimat, Sprache und Name geraubt wurden.

Industrielle Demokratie

Industrielle Demokratie

Bericht über das norwegische Programm der industriellen Demokratie

  • Author: Fred Emery,Einar Thorsrud
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Management
  • Page: 207
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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.

Writing and Doing Action Research

Writing and Doing Action Research

  • Author: Jean McNiff
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473908825
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8000
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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.

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.

Schreiben in Cafés

Schreiben in Cafés

  • Author: Natalie Goldberg,Kerstin Winter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866710603
  • Category:
  • Page: 199
  • View: 1944
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Educational Governance

Educational Governance

Handlungskoordination und Steuerung im Bildungssystem

  • Author: Herbert Altrichter,Thomas Brüsemeister,Jochen Wissinger
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531904981
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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In den Bildungssystemen Europas sind gravierende Umbauten institutioneller Regelungsstrukturen zu verzeichnen: In den Schulen werden beispielsweise im Kontext von PISA schulische Gestaltungsspielräume erhöht, Bildungsstandards und externe Evaluations- und Beobachtungsverfahren eingeführt. Diese Veränderungen der Steuerungs- und Koordinations-Praxis führen in jüngster Zeit zu einer Reihe von wissenschaftlichen Beiträgen, die mit dem Governance-Begriff analytisch arbeiten, um die institutionellen Umbauten nachzuvollziehen, ihre vielfältigen Wirkungen zu erfassen und Orientierungswissen zu bieten. Der Band stellt das Konzept 'Governance im Bildungswesen' vor und liefert aus verschiedenen sozialwissenschaftlichen Bezugsdisziplinen neue Perspektiven für Steuerungsprozesse im Bildungswesen.

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

Japonismus in der westlichen Malerei 1860-1920. [Illustr.] - München: Prestel (1980). 368 S. 8°

Japonismus in der westlichen Malerei 1860-1920. [Illustr.] - München: Prestel (1980). 368 S. 8°

  • Author: Klaus Berger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1963
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Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

  • Author: Howard Saul Becker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783593367101
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 223
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Lehrerinnen und Lehrer erforschen ihren Unterricht

Lehrerinnen und Lehrer erforschen ihren Unterricht

Unterrichtsentwicklung und Unterrichtsevaluation durch Aktionsforschung

  • Author: Herbert Altrichter,Peter Posch,Harald Spann
  • Publisher: UTB
  • ISBN: 3825247546
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
  • View: 8938
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Mit praktischen Verfahrensvorschlägen für die Unterrichtsentwicklung "Aktionsforschung ist die systematische Reflexion von Praktikern über ihr Handeln in der Absicht, es weiterzuentwickeln" (John Elliott). Durch die rasche wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Entwicklung stellen sich neue Anforderungen an die Schule und den Unterricht. Dieser Band erleichtert den Bezug von der Forschung zur Unterrichts- und Schulentwicklung, um eingespielte Routinen des Lehrens und Lernens zu überdenken.

Die fünfte Disziplin

Die fünfte Disziplin

Kunst und Praxis der lernenden Organisation

  • Author: Peter M. Senge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783791040301
  • Category:
  • Page: 498
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The Art of Action Research in the Classroom

The Art of Action Research in the Classroom

  • Author: Christine MacIntyre
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136626921
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bird by bird - Wort für Wort

Bird by bird - Wort für Wort

  • Author: Anne Lamott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783932909443
  • Category:
  • Page: 234
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Action Research for Improving Practice

Action Research for Improving Practice

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Valsa Koshy
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412907569
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 149
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A step-by-step guide for choosing an action research topic; planning appropriate action; gathering, reviewing, and analyzing data; and writing the final report or dissertation.