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Fundamentals of Action Research brings together, material, much of it hard to obtain, into one collection. It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.

The content includes entries on action research and other methodologies which have developed out of action research. The editors recognize the eclecticism of the field, but have kept a tight focus on the topic, rather than trying to incorporate all forms of applied and/or participatory social research. More than a general overview, the set explores how the material extends and changes our understanding of the development of the field, and the contributions of key people and ideas within it.

The book is initially organized into historically sequenced sections but includes sections for various contemporary branches of action research. Subjects covered include: the pre-history, the foundations, unrecognized classics, the development of action research, action research and the workplace, action research and social change, emergent varieties of action research, action research in the 21st century and the limits of action research.

It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE ACKNOWLEDGED FOUNDERS
The Solution of a Chronic Conflict in Industry - K Lewin
Action Research and Minority Problems - K Lewin
Research and Minority Problems - K Lewin
Frontiers in Group Dynamics II, Channels of Group Life - K Lewin
The Institute of Ethnic Affairs Inc - J Collier
United States Indian Administration as a Laboratory of Ethnic Relations - J Collier
PART TWO: SOME RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED FOUNDATIONS
Changing a Stereotype in Industry - A Marrow and J French
New Trends in the Investigation of Prejudice - R Lippitt and M Radke
The Problem/The Next Moves - G Watson
Some Implications of Medical Practice and Social Case Work for Action Research - A T M Wilson
The Field of Action Research - I Chein, S W Cook and J Harding
Can Research in Social Science Be Both Socially Useful and Scientifically Meaningful? - C Sellitz and S W Cook
Tools for Social Change - R Lippitt
Action Research and Training in Human Relations Skills
Action Research among American Indians - Laura Thompson
PART THREE: EARLY ACTION RESEARCH: THEORIZING AND PRACTICE IN THE LATE 1940S AND EARLY 1950S
Prejudice in 'Seaside - B Bellow et al
A Report of an Action Research Project'
The College Study in Intergroup Relations - L A Cook
Action Research, Fundamental Research and Educational Practices - S M Corey
A Theoretical Approach to Action Research - A Curle
Overcoming Resistance to Change - L Coch and J R P French
A Systematics for Problems of Action - W Alderson
Action Research and Group Dynamics - R Bain
Cultural Determinism - E T Prothero
A Challenge to Action Research
PART FOUR: VARIETIES OF THE FORM
Participatory Action Research, Development - O Fals-Borda
The Theory and Practice of Participatory Action Research - M A Rahman
Ideology and Political Economy in Inquiry - L D Brown and R Tandon
Appreciative Inquiry in Organizational Life - D L Cooperrider and S Srivastava
Participatory Action Research - W F Whyte, D J Greenwood and Lazes
Through Practice to Science in Social Research
Participatory Action Research and Action Science Compared - C Argyris and D Schon
A Commentary
Process Consultation, Action Research and Clinical Inquiry - E H Schein
Are They the Same?
Action Learning and Action Science - J A Raelin
Are They Different?
Appreciating Appreciative Inquiry - R Golembiewski
Diagnosis and Perspectives on How to Do It Better
Integrating Action and Reflection through Co-Operative Inquiry - P Reason
Feminist Participatory Action Research - B Gatenby and M Humphries
Methodological and Ethical Issues
PART FIVE: DEVELOPMENTS IN ACTION RESEARCH IN THE WORKPLACE
An Action Research Program for the Personnel Man - W F Whyte
Action Research and Industrial Relations - F Blum
Three Management Programs and the Theories behind Them - H A Shepard
An Action Research Model - H A Shepard
Action Research Activities at One Refinery - R A Katzell
The Theory and Practice of Action Research in Work Organizations - M Foster
Action Research as Applied to Organization Development - M A Frohman, M Sashkin and M Kavanagh
An Action Research Program for Increasing Employee Involvement in Problem-Solving - W Pasmore and F Friedlander
The Multiple Realities of Organization Development Consultation in Health Care - I L Ramirez and J Bartunek
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry as an Organization Development Intervention - G R Bushe
PART SIX: DEVELOPMENTS IN ACTION RESEARCH AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Action Research and Modern Man - A Shumsky
The Military Psychologist during Wartime - C W Greenbaum, I Rogovsky and B Shalit
A Model Based on Action Research and Crisis Intervention
The Application of Participatory Action Research in Latin America - O Fals Borda
Social Change through Collective Reflection with Asian Non-Governmental Development Organizations - L David Brown
Foregrounding Politics in Action Research - A Gitling and A Thompson
Critical Action Research - E De Poy, A Harman and D Haslett
A Model for Social Work Knowing
Critical Psychology and Action Research - D Goodley and I Parker
Re-Membering Exclusions - M Fine and M E Torre
Participatory Action Research in Public Institutions
Ethical Dilemmas in Participatory Action Research - M Minkler et al
A Case Study from the Disability Community
PART SEVEN: ON BEING AN ACTION RESEARCHER
Dimensions of the Consultants Job - R Lippitt
Transference and Countertransference in Action Research Relationships - G R Ledford
Struggle for Knowledge - R Tandon
A Personal Journey
Ethics in Action Research - A Morton
Insider Action Research Projects - D Coghlan
Implications for Practising Managers
The External Researcher in Participatory Action Research - G Dickinson and Kathryn L Green
Seduction and Enlightenment in Feminist Action Research - C Reid
Action Research in Management - B Walker and T Haslett
Ethical Dilemmas
PART EIGHT: ON ACTION RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE
Action Research and the Values of the Social Scientist - R Lippitt
Action Research - F Blum
A Scientific Approach
An Assessment of the Scientific Merits of Action Research - G I Susman and R D Evered
Action Research and Scientific Method - H Aguinis
Presumed Discrepancies and Actual Similarities
Action Research - C De Cock
In Search of a New Epistemology?
Knowing-in-Action - D A Schon
The New Scholarship Requires a New Epistemology
Is Validity Really an Issue for Participatory Action Research? - R Mc Taggart
Action Research - P Checkland
Its Nature and Validity
Maximising the Rigor of Action Research - M J Melrose
Why Would You Want to? How Could You?
PART NINE: RETROSPECTIVES, REFLECTIONS AND REVIEWS OF ACTION RESEARCH
Whatever Happened to Action Research? - N Sanford
Three Dilemmas of Action Research - R N Rappoport
The Origins and Status of Action Research - M Peters and V R Robinson
Current Controversies in Action Research - V M J Robinson
Action Inquiry Strategies - J H M Ellis and J A Kelly
Taking Stock and Moving Forward
The Concept of Action Research - H Alrticher et al
PART TEN: SOME LIMITS OF ACTION RESEARCH?
Training in Community Relations - M Mead
A Critical Appreciation of a Book by Ronald Lippitt
Action Research - H Hodgkinson
A Critique
Action Research, the State and Legitimation in Brunei Darussalam - J R Minnis
Action Research - C Regehr
Underlining or Undermining the Cause?
Action Research - D J Greenwood
Unfilled Promises and Unmet Challenges
Problems of Participation - M David
The Limits of Action Research
A New Continuity with Colonial Administration - B Cooke
Participation in Development Management
PART ELEVEN: MILLENIAL ACTION RESEARCH
The Action Turn - P Reason and W Torbert
Towards a Transformational Social Science
Essai - R Calori
Real Time/Real Space Research: Connecting Action and Reflection in Organization Studies
Metamorphosis - S Katila and S P Merilainen
From 'Nice Girls' to 'Nice Bitches' - Resisting Patriarchal Articulations of Professional Identity
Pragmatist Philosophy and Action Research - P Reason
Readings and Conversation with Richard Rorty
Enhancing Pro-Poor Governance in Eastern India - G Williams et al
Participation, Politics and Action Research

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