ISBN-10:
1847871755
ISBN-13:
2901847871755
Pub. Date:
05/07/2009
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Doing and Writing Action Research / Edition 1

Doing and Writing Action Research / Edition 1

by Jean McNiff
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    ISBN-13: 2901847871755
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Publication date: 05/07/2009
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 208
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Jean Mc Niff is Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK. She is also a Visiting Professor at Ui T the Arctic University of Norway, and at the Beijing Normal University and Ningxia Teachers’ University, People’s Republic of China.

    Jean took early retirement from her position as deputy head teacher of a large secondary school in Dorset, UK. She went into business for herself, and developed her writing. Her textbooks on action research and professional education are now used internationally on workplace-based professional education courses and on higher degree courses. Jean provides interdisciplinary consultancy work to institutions around the world where she gives lectures and conducts workshops on planning, doing and writing action research.

    Jean aims to contribute to personal and social betterment through educational research. She encourages everyone to make their stories public in the form of their personal and collaborative theories of practice; and she firmly believes that each individual is able to contribute to social and planetary wellbeing by explaining how they hold themselves accountable for what they do. In this way she links education with moral accountability. She tries to bring the university to everyday contexts, and everyday contexts into the university, for it is only by involving everyone, she feels, that the world will become a better place for us all.

    Visit Jean at www.jeanmcniff.com, or contact her at jeanmcniff@mac.com

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements vi

    Introduction 1

    Part I What is Written in an Action Research Report? 5

    1 What is Special about Action Research Reports? 7

    2 What Goes into an Action Research Report? 29

    3 What does an Action Research Report Look Like? 48

    4 Producing a Good Quality Text: The Writing Process 69

    Part II How is an Action Research Report Written? 85

    5 Writing an Action Research Proposal 87

    6 Writing Reports for Initial Accreditation 106

    7 Writing a Masters Dissertation 121

    8 Writing a Doctoral Thesis 139

    Part III Why should your Report be Written? 161

    9 The Significance of Your Research Report 163

    10 Some Implications of Your Research and Your Research Report 178

    References 187

    Index 196

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