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Overview

Community-based action research seeks to involve as active participants those who have traditionally been called subjects. This book provides a a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research.

The author describes a simple and effective model for approaching action research: Look - building a picture and gathering information; Think - interpreting and explaining; Act - resolving issues and problems.This revised edition contains summaries which provide a practical checklist fo researchers, and an appendix of electronic resources.

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Stringer (education and community development, Curtin U. of Technology, Western Australia) describes interactive research tools by which professionals and non-professionals who provide services to people in community, organizational, or institutional contexts can deal effectively with many of the problems that confront them during their work. Based on his decade in academia since the first edition, he makes his insights from community work more easily digestible by scholars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761917120
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Qualitative Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest T. Stringer is author of numerous influential books on action research, including Action Research in Education (2008), Action Research in Health (with Bill Genat, 2004), and Action Research in Human Services (with Rosalie Dwyer, 2005). After an early career as primary teacher and school principal, Stringer served as lecturer in education at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. From the mid-eighties, based at Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies, he worked collaboratively with Aboriginal staff and community people to develop a wide variety of innovative and highly successful education and community development programs and services. As visiting professor at the University of New Mexico and Texas A&M, he has taught research methods courses and engaged in projects with African American and Latino community and neighborhood groups. As a UNICEF consultant, he recently engaged in a major project to increase parent participation in the schools in East Timor. Stringer has served (until prior to publication of this book) as a member of the editorial board of the Action Research Journal and is past president of the Action Learning and Action Research Association (ALARA).

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Egon G Guba
Research in Professional and Public Life
Principles of Community-Based Action Research
Setting the Stage
Look
Building the Picture
Think
Interpreting and Analyzing
Act
Resolving the Problems
Act
Resolving Complex Problems
Formal Reports, Theses and Dissertations
Understanding Action Research
The Theory behind the Practice

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