The SAGE Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice / Edition 2

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice / Edition 2

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The SAGE Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice / Edition 2

'For anyone seeking to create meaning out of life, inspire others with publication of research discoveries and insights, and help the world become a better place within which to live and work, action research holds great promise as an approach. The challenge is to do it well and with rigor. The Handbook is a magnificent collection of articles that will help the reader do all of that'

- Richard E. Boyatzis, Case Western Reserve University and ESADE

'This second volume will be a welcome extension of the landmark first volume of the Sage Handbook of Action Research. It effectively secures the field's 'second wave' in a particularly powerful and creative articulation of well-theorised practice. It could not be more timely for a fast-growing field that has attracted recent appreciation from parties as disparate as Shell, 3M, Australian Aboriginal women in outback Australia working to prevent harm to children and the Secretary General of the UN'

- Yoland Wadsworth

'For anyone thinking about or doing action research, this book is an obligatory point of reference. If any one text both maps the action research paradigm, and at the same time moves it on, this is it'

- Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School

Building on the strength of the seminal first edition, The Sage Handbook of Action Research has been completely updated to bring chapters in line with the latest qualitative and quantitative approaches in this field of social inquiry. Editors Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury have introduced new part commentaries that draw links between different contributions and show their interrelations.

Throughout, the contributing authors really engage with the pragmatics of doing action research and demonstrate how this can be a rich and rewarding reflective practice. They tackle questions of how to integrate knowledge with action, how to collaborate with co-researchers in the field, and how to present the necessarily 'messy' components in a coherent fashion. The organization of the volume reflects the many different issues and levels of analysis represented.

This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446271148
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

I retired in 2009 from an academic career at the University of Bath in which my primary contribution was to the theory and practice of participatory action research. I was Director of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP) and co-founder of the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice. In these programmes we pioneered graduate education based on collaborative, experiential and action-oriented forms of inquiry.

Hilary Bradbury Huang, Ph.D., is Professor in the Management Division of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her research, scholarly activism and teaching focus on the human and organizational dimensions of creating healthy communities. At OHSU she teaches in the healthcare MBA and physician leadership development programs. She also develops the action research approach to Community Based Participatory Research for Health.

Hilary is editor-in-chief of Action Research Journal. She co-edited the bestselling Handbook of Action Research (Sage, 2001; 2008) with Peter Reason. Her journal articles have appeared in Organization Science, Sloan Management Review & Journal of Management Inquiry, among others. Previously Hilary was Research Associate Professor at University of Southern California and Director of Sustainable Business Research at the Center for Sustainable Cities. Before that she was Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University. She lives with her family in Portland, OR.
Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., is Director of Sustainable Business Programs at University of Southern California Center for Sustainable Cities, She brings her expertise in action research to work with businesses on issues of sustainability. Prior to this she was Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University| Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published widely in journals including Organization Science and Academy of Management Executive. She is editor of Action Research and co-editor with Peter Reason of the bestselling Handbook of Action Research (Sage, 2001, 2006, 2008). Hilary is multi lingual, having grown up in Ireland and having worked in Germany, Switzerland and Japan. She lives in LA with her family. The project that takes most of her time now is SEER (Sustainable Enterprise Executive Roundtable). SEER enables collaborative learning among Southern California business leaders so that more sustainable practices result, benefiting the environment and the bottom line, through projects that promote sustainable development.SEER is committed to developing actionable knowledge and measurable positive impact. Also see:

Table of Contents

Introduction to Groundings - Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury
Living Inquiry - Patricia Gayá Wicks, Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury
Personal, Political and Philosophical Groundings of Action Research Practice
Participatory Action Research as Practice - Marja Liisa Swantz
Some Trends in the Praxis of Participatory Action Research - Md. Anisur Rahman
Action Research and the Challenge of Scope - Bjørn Gustavsen, Agneta Hansson and Thoralf U Qvale
Action Research at Work - Hilary Bradbury et al
Creating the Future Following the Path from Lewin
Continuing the Journey - Colleen Reid and Wendy Frisby
Articulating the Dimensions of Feminist Participatory Research
Towards Transformational Liberation - M Brinton Lykes and Amelia Mallona
Participatory Action Research and Activist Praxis
Critical Theory and Participatory Action Research - Stephen Kemmis
Systems Thinking and Practice for Action Research - Ray Ison
Social Construction and Research as Action - Kenneth J Gergen and Mary M Gergen
Power and Knowledge - John Gaventa and Andrea Cornwall
Appreciable Worlds and Inspired Inquiry - Danielle P Zandee and David L Cooperrider
Ethics and Action Research - Mary Brydon Miller
Deepening Our Commitment to Principles of Social Justice and Redefining Systems of Democratic Practice
The Future of Universities - Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood
Action Research and the Transformation of Higher Education
Action Research, Partnerships and Social Impacts - L David Brown and Rajesh Tandon
The Institutional Collaboration of PRIA and IDR
Introduction to Practices - Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury
Action Inquiry - William R Torbert and Steven S Taylor
Interweaving Multiple Qualities of Attention for Timely Action
Action Science - Victor J Friedman and Tim Rogers
Linking Causal Theory and Meaning-Making in Action Research
Clinical Inquiry/Research - Edgar H Schein
The Practice of Appreciative Inquiry - James D Ludema and Ronald E Fry
PRA, PLA and Pluralism - Robert Chambers
Practice and Theory
Action Learning - Mike Pedler and John Burgoyne
The Jury Is Out - Tom Wakeford et al
How Far Can Participatory Projects Go towards Reclaiming Democracy?
Learning History - George Roth and Hilary Bradbury
An Action Research Practice in Support of Actionable Learning
Extending Epistemology within a Co-Operative Inquiry - John Heron and Peter Reason
Action Research in Health Care - Ian Hughes
Action Research on a Large Scale - Ann W Martin
Issues and Practices
Theorizing Audience, Products and Provocation - Michelle Fine and Maria Elena Torre
Taking the Action Turn - Sonia Ospina et al
Lessons from Bringing Participation to Qualitative Research
Introduction to Exemplars - Hilary Bradbury and Peter Reason
Varieties of Action Research
Charismatic Inquiry in Concert - John Heron and Greg Lahood
Action Research in the Realm of 'the between'
Presentational Knowing - Jennifer Mullett
Bridging Experience and Expression with Art, Poetry and Song
Working with 'Not Knowing' amid Power Dynamics among Managers - Marianne Kristiansen and Jørgen Bloch-Poulsen
From Fault-Finding and Exclusion towards Co-Learning and Inclusion
Learning to Love Our Black Selves - Taj Johns
Healing from Internalized Oppressions
The Tapestry of Leadership - Lyle Yorks et al
Lessons from Six Co-Operative Inquiry Groups of Social Justice Leaders
The Workplace Stress and Aggression Project - Rita Kowalski, Lyle Yorks and Mariann Jelinek
Ways of Knowing - Our Rosetta Stone for Practice
Theatre in Participatory Action Research - Meghna Guhathakurta
Experiences from Bangladesh
Changing the Culture of Dependancy to Allow for Successful Outcomes in Participatory Research - María Teresa Castillo, María Dolores Viga de Alva and Federico Dickinson
14 Years of Experience in Yucatan, Mexico
Health Promotion and Participatory Action Research - Lai Fong Chui
The Significance of Participatory Praxis in Developing Participatory Health Intervention
'This Is so Democratic!!' Action Research and Policy Development in East Timor - Ernie Stringer
'No - You Don't Know How We Feel' - Gillian Chowns
Collaborative Inquiry Using Children Facing the Life-Threatening Illness of a Parent
IT and Action Sense-Making - Chris Dymek
Making Sense of a New Technology
Introduction to Skills - Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury
Negotiating the Challenges of Participatory Action Research - Jill Grant, Geoff Nelson and Terry Mitchell
Relationships, Power, Participation, Change and Credibility
Getting in, Getting on, Getting out - Kate Louise McArdle
On Working with Second-Person Inquiry Groups
Facilitation as Action Research in the Moment - Jenny Mackewn
Muddling through - Geoff Mead
Facing the Challenges of Managing a Large-Scale Action Research Project
Insider Action Research - David Coghlan and A B (Rami) Shani
The Dynamics of Developing New Capabilities
Teaching Reflective Practice in the Action Science / Action Inquiry Tradition - Steven S Taylor, Jenny W Rudolph and Erica Gabrielle Foldy
Key Stages, Concepts and Practices
The Praxis of Educating Action Researchers - Morten Levin
Finding Form in Writing for Action Research - Judi Marshall
Concluding Reflections - Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury
Whither Action Research

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