Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care

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Overview

Action research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy for inquiry and development in health and social care. It can be used by individuals or groups working independently on their own projects or as a basis for a tutor-led course. It features
* an introduction to the theories behind action research and other forms of research related to it
*lively case studies from social work, nursing, mental health care and community work
* a step-by-step study guide.
The theoretical section of the book provides a general definition of action research, compares action research with other forms of social research, outlines the nature of a 'culture of inquiry' in the workplace, and describes the links between action research and service-user research, management,community development, evaluation, reflective practice, feminist research and anti-racist research.
This practical study guide covers issues such as preparing a proposal, ethics and principles of procedure, gathering and analysing data, writing a report, the links between action research and critical reflection. It will be particularly useful for groups wishing to undertake action research on an independent basis

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'This book comes highly recommended, as part of the literature that can well support an action researcher. I also anticipate that midwives and midwifery practice will benefit from the transferable knowledge, experience, guidance and wisdom offered by these authors.' - MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415224833
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part One. 1. Introduction 2. Action Research as an Approach to Inquiry and Development 3. Action Research - Contexts and Dimensions Part Two. Examples: The Variety of Action Research. Introduction: Some Themes and Contrasts Part Three. Undertaking an Action Research Project - A Practical Guide Part Four. Action Research as a Form of Social Inquiry - A 'Theoretical' Justification

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