The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

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David Coghlan, Mary Brydon-Miller
SAGE, Aug 11, 2014 - Social Science - 904 pages
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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

 

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Contents

A
1
B
73
C
85
D
239
E
285
F
333
G
373
H
391
L
485
M
519
N
547
O
567
P
583
Q
663
R
675
S
693

TITLE PAGE
427
COPYRIGHT PAGE
427
CONTENTS
427
LIST OF ENTRIES
427
I
427
J
469
K
475
T
755
U
799
V
803
W
813
Y
831
INDEX
835
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About the author (2014)

David Coghlan is an action research scholar and an adjunct professor at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a Fellow Emeritus of the college. He specializes in organization development and action research and is active in both communities internationally. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters. Recent co-authored books include Organizational Change and Strategy (2006) and Collaborative Strategic Improvement Through Network Action Learning (2011). He is the co-editor of the four-volume set Fundamentals of Organization Development (SAGE, 2010) and the proposed four-volume set Action Research in Business and Management (SAGE, 2015). He has recently published the fourth edition of his internationally popular Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (SAGE, 2014). He is currently on the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Action Research, Action Learning: Research and Practice, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Journal of Management Education, Irish Journal of Management and The OD Practitioner, among others.

 

Mary Brydon-Miller, Ph.D. directs the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Center and is Professor of Educational and Community-based Action Research in the Educational Studies Program in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is a participatory action researcher who conducts work in both school and community settings. She recently completed work on the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research with co-editor David Coghlan. Other recent publications focus on the transformation of Higher Education and on the development of new frameworks for understanding research ethics in community settings including chapters in the SAGE Handbook of Social Research Ethics and the SAGE Handbook of Action Research. She is a member of the editorial board of Action Research and has co-edited Special Issues of the journal on Ethics and Action Research and Arts-Based Action Research.

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