The SAGE Handbook of Action Research

Editor: Bradbury, Hillary
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Sage UK

Single-User Purchase Price: $175.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $262.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-629454-3
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 90
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents an updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded skills section which includes new consultant-relevant materials.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Notes on the Editor and Contributors
  • Introduction: How to Situate and Define Action Research - Hilary Bradbury
  • PART I PRACTICES
  • 1 Introduction to Practices - Alfredo Ortiz Aragón and María Teresa Castillo-Burguete
  • 2 The Practice of Learning History: Local and Open System Approaches - Hilary Bradbury, George Roth and Margaret Gearty
  • 3 PRA, PLA and Pluralism: Practice and Theory - Robert Chambers
  • 4 Developing the Practice of Leading Change Through Insider Action Research: A Dynamic Capability Perspective - David Coghlan and Abraham B. (Rami) Shani
  • 5 Innovations in Appreciative Inquiry: Critical Appreciative Inquiry with Excluded Pakistani Women - Graham Duncan
  • 6 Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry - Aftab Erfan and Bill Torbert
  • 7 Systematization of Experiences: A Practice of Participatory Research from Latin America - Elza Falkembach and Alfonso Torres Carrillo
  • 8 Empowerment Evaluation and Action Research: A Convergence of Values, Principles, and Purpose - David M. Fetterman
  • 9 Action Evaluation: An Action Research Practice for the Participative Definition, Monitoring, and Assessment of Success in Social Innovation and Conflict Engagement - Victor J. Friedman and Jay Rothman
  • 10 Theatre in Participatory Action Research: Experiences from Bangladesh - Meghna Guhathakurta
  • 11 Using T-Groups to Develop Action Research Skills in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous Environments - Lisa Stefanac and Michael Krot
  • 12 The Action Research Practice of Urban Planning – An Example from Hong Kong - Hok Bun Ku and Jackie Y.C. Kwok
  • 13 The Artistry of Emancipatory Practice: Photovoice, Creative Techniques, and Feminist Anti-Racist Participatory Action Research - M. Brinton Lykes and Holly Scheib
  • 14 Action Science Revisited: Building Knowledge Out of Practice to Transform Practice - Diana McLain Smith
  • 15 Systemic Intervention - Gerald Midgley
  • 16 Community-Based Participatory Research with Communities Defined by Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Translating Theory to Practice - Christina Nicolaidis and Dora Raymaker
  • 17 Action Learning - Mike Pedler and John Burgoyne
  • 18 The Network Leadership Innovation Lab: A Practice for Social Change - Elissa Perry, Robin Katcher, Mark Leach and Laurie Mazur
  • 19 Awareness-Based Action Research: Catching Social Reality Creation in Flight - Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaeufer
  • 20 The World Café in Action Research Settings - Frederick Steier, Juanita Brown and Flavio Mesquita da Silva
  • 21 Ethnographic Action Research: Media, Information and Communicative Ecologies for Development Initiatives - Jo Tacchi
  • 22 Re-Fashioning Citizens’ Juries: Participatory Democracy in Action - Tom Wakeford, Michel Pimbert and Erin Walcon
  • 23 The Practice of Helping Students to Find Their First Person Voice in Creating Living-Theories for Education - Jack Whitehead
  • 24 The Practice of Teaching Co-Operative Inquiry - Lyle Yorks
  • PART II EXEMPLARS
  • 25 Introduction to Exemplars - Svante Lifvergren and Kent Glenzer
  • 26 Symbiosis of Action Research and Deliberative Democracy in the Context of Participatory Constitution-Making - Oğuz N. Babüroğlu, Gülru Z. Göker and Emre Koyuncu
  • 27 Action Research in Universities and Higher Education Worldwide - Rebecca Boden, Davydd J. Greenwood, Budd Hall, Morten Levin, Judi Marshall and Susan Wright
  • 28 ‘I'm Not Afraid of Him; That Dog Barks But He Don't Bite’. PAR Processes, Gender Equity and Emancipation with Women in Yucatán, Mexico - María Teresa Castillo-Burguete, Carmen García-Gómez, Pedro Castro-Borges and Federico Dickinson
  • 29 Insurgent Inquiry: Connecting Action Research, Impact Evaluation, and Global Strategy in a Rights-Based International Development NGO - Kent Glenzer, Elisa Martínez and Michael Drinkwater
  • 30 Action Research with Marginalized Immigrants’ Coming to Voice: Twenty Years of Social Movement Support in Taiwan and Still Going - Hsiao-Chuan Hsia
  • 31 Improving Health and Well-being: Researching Alongside Marginalized People Across Diverse Domains - Tina Koch
  • 32 After a Decade of Action Research: Impactful Systems Improvement in Swedish Healthcare - Svante Lifvergren, Tony Huzzard and Andreas Hellström
  • 33 Action Research as a Transformative Force in Management Education: Introducing the Collaboratory - Katrin Muff
  • 34 Achieving Equity in Education - Ernie Stringer
  • PART III GROUNDINGS
  • 35 Introduction to Groundings - Hilary Bradbury
  • 36 Praxis – Retrieving the Roots of Action Research - Olav Eikeland
  • 37 Core Issues in Modern Epistemology for Action Researchers: Dancing Between Knower and Known - Gill Coleman
  • 38 Social Construction and Research as Action - Kenneth J. Gergen and Mary M. Gergen
  • 39 How to Succeed in Action Research without Really Acting: Tracing the Development of Action Research to Constructivist Practice in Organizational Worklife - Bjørn Gustavsen and Øyvind Pålshaugen
  • 40 Organization Development: Action Research for Organizational Change - David Coghlan
  • 41 Evolutionary Systems Thinking: What Gregory Bateson, Kurt Lewin and Jacob Moreno Offered to Action Research that Still Remains to be Learned - Davydd J. Greenwood
  • 42 How Change Happens: The Implications of Complexity and Systems Thinking for Action Research - Danny Burns
  • 43 Complex Systems and Emergence in Action Research - Benyamin Lichtenstein
  • 44 Critical Theory and Critical Participatory Action Research - Stephen Kemmis, Robin McTaggart and Rhonda Nixon
  • 45 Power and Knowledge - John Gaventa and Andrea Cornwall
  • 46 Research, Participation and Social Transformation: Grounding Systematization of Experiences in Latin American Perspectives - Danilo R. Streck and Oscar Jara Holliday
  • 47 Knowledge Democracy, Community-based Action Research, the Global South and the Excluded North - George Ladaah Openjuru, Namrata Jaitli, Rajesh Tandon and Budd Hall
  • 48 Participatory Action Research: Its Origins and Future in Women's Ways - Marja-Liisa Swantz
  • 49 The Location of Race in Action Research - Erica Gabrielle Foldy
  • 50 Sex and Sensibilities: Doing Action Research while Respecting even Inspiring Dignity - Lauren Martin
  • 51 Crowdsourcing and Action Research. Fostering People's Participation in Research through Digital Media - Chiara Certomà and Michel Pimbert
  • 52 Naturally Emerging Regulation and the Danger of Delegitimizing Conventional Leadership: Drawing on the Example of Wikipedia - Dariusz Jemielniak
  • 53 Action Research in an Online World - Dusty Columbia Embury
  • 54 Large Scale Change Action Research - Steve Waddell, Milla McLachlan, Greta Meszoely and Sandra Waddock
  • 55 Companions to Action Research: Reaching Beyond our Networks to Build Alignments and a Common Repository of Resources - Gabriele Bammer
  • 56 Action Research and Ecological Practice - Peter Reason and Susan Canney
  • 57 Ecofeminism and Systems Thinking: Shared Ethics of Care for Action Research - Anne Stephens
  • 58 The Integrating (Feminine) Reach of Action Research: A Nonet for Epistemological Voice - Hilary Bradbury
  • 59 Expanding Reach and Justice with PAR: Working with More than Humans - Debra Merskin and Debra Durham
  • PART IV SKILLS
  • 60 Introduction to Skills - Dusty Columbia Embury
  • 61 Widening the Circle: Ethical Reflection in Action Research and the Practice of Structured Ethical Reflection - Mary Brydon-Miller, Amy Rector Aranda and Douglas M. Stevens
  • 62 The Skillful Means of Engaged Research - Jacques M. Chevalier, Daniel J. Buckles and Michelle Bourassa
  • 63 Feelings in First Person Action Research - Hanne Heen
  • 64 Clearing Obstacles: An Exercise to Expand a Person's Repertoire of Action - Elaine Herdman-Barker and Aftab Erfan
  • 65 A Cross-Cultural Approach with East-Asian Epistemology: Developing Soft Skills in Action Research - Noriyuki Inoue
  • 66 Cultivating Intention (As we Enter the Fray): The Skillful Practice of Embodying Presence, Awareness, and Purpose as Action Researchers - David McCallum and Aliki Nicolaides
  • 67 Holding Theory Skillfully in Consulting Interventions - Grady McGonagill and Dana Carman
  • 68 You Better Check Your Method Before You Wreck Your Method: Challenging and Transforming Photovoice - Angie P. Mejia
  • 69 Discovering Philosophical Assumptions that Guide Action Research: The Reflexive Toolbox Approach - Chad Gonnerman, Michael O'Rourke, Stephen J. Crowley and Troy E. Hall
  • 70 Radical Epistemology as Caffeine for Social Change - Alfredo Ortiz Aragón and Juan Carlos Giles Macedo
  • 71 Mediated Dialogue in Action Research - Charles J. Palus and John B. McGuire
  • 72 Teaching the Heart of Action Research Skills: Breaking Free in the Classroom - Timothy Pyrch
  • 73 Practice of Mindful Intuition: Bi-directional Openness: The Skill of Expressing and Sensing Leadership that Serves a Group - Yumi Sera
  • 74 Designerly Ways for Action Research - Howard Silverman
  • 75 Nurturing Creative Destruction: Bringing Management Mindsets and Influence Skillsets to Health Care - Nicole A. Steckler and James J. Huntzicker
  • 76 Teaching and Learning Reflective Practice in the Action Science/Action Inquiry Tradition - Steven S. Taylor, Jenny W. Rudolph and Erica Gabrielle Foldy
  • 77 From Research ‘on’ to Research ‘with’: Developing Skills for Research with Sex Workers - Emily van der Meulen
  • 78 Shared Inquiry Capabilities and Differing Inquiry Preferences: Navigating ‘Full Cycle’ Iterations of Action Research - Yoland Wadsworth
  • 79 Unlocking the Secrets of Personal and Systemic Power: The Power Lab and Action Inquiry in the Classroom - Nancy C. Wallis