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Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care

Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care

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by Carol Munn-Giddings, Richard Winter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415224837

ISBN-13: 9780415224833

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415224833
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carol is my aunt! Whoa!