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Action Research / Edition 4

Action Research / Edition 4

by Ernest T. Stringer


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Action Research / Edition 4

The Fourth Edition of Ernest T. Stringer’s best-selling Action Research offers easy-to-follow, clear guidelines that enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry and applied research. Featuring real-life examples and providing effective solutions that foster understanding of research procedures in real-life contexts, the book offers a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research: Look: building a picture and gathering information, Think: interpreting and explaining, and Act: resolving issues and problems. Using his own experience as a guide, Stringer encourages readers to grapple with the broader political and ethical challenges that frame each inquiry. The author’s engaging style makes the book especially relevant to those working with children, young adults, or people in community contexts, and is particularly relevant to those dealing with issues of diversity or with marginalized and disenfranchised groups. Clear, concise, and practical, Stringer’s accessible and engaging book is a must for students and professionals in educational, business, health, counseling, and social work settings.

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ISBN-13: 9781452205083
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 305
Sales rank: 128,754
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

Egon G. Guba
About the Author
1. Research in Professional and Public Life
2. The Theory Behind the Practice
3. Setting the Stage: Planning a Research Process
4. Look: Gathering Data
5. Think: Reflection and Analysis
6. Act: Action Plans — Implementing Sustainable Solutions
7. Strategic Planning
8. Reports: Informing Stakeholders
9. Action Research and the Internet

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