Chapter 8, Case Studies: Action Research Reports, Presentations and Performances— Provides a wealth of opportunities for readers to engage with their understanding of text material. This chapter offers ten real, full-length case studies of action research in progress, for example, projects on sexual harassment and communication between school and the community, Chapter 9, Online Resources— Presents information on websites related to action sesearch.
Offers readers resources for author-approved information on action research which serve as springboards for in-class discussions, homework assignments, and individual research projects. See pages and for examples. An Opening Framework in Every Chapter— Places specific chapter content within the larger context of the research process—making subsequent material more relevant and easier to understand.
See pages 30 and for examples. Updated Research and Additional Citations— Keep the text up to date and current while providing readers with the opportunity to use the text as a resource to further their own learning and understanding of chapter concepts through independent study.
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Students, buy or rent this eText. He clearly writes from a vantage point of shepherding numerous students and other researchers through projects. He knows the questions that they will ask and some of the obstacles they will face such as in reporting even before they themselves know it. He guides the researcher from laying out the philosophy to walking through the mechanics and finally to reporting on the project.
His personal experience is invaluable in pointing out ways that well-intentioned researchers inadvertently silence key stakeholders, such as in the choice of a meeting location or time He is also sensitive to the political and social dynamics of organizations, which is certainly an issue in church settings.
I appreciate that his instructions are to take these divisions into account and work within the situation directly through preliminary meetings rather than trying to force the various groups to agree at one sit-down I appreciate his point of view, but I am skeptical that consensus is likely in many conflicted situations 91 , The discussion of postmodernism in chapter nine is interesting, but is likely irrelevant for many readers.
People who are committed to doing traditional scientific inquiry are probably not going to be open to a postmodern perspective. Researchers in a position to carry out action research projects probably do not need to be convinced of the short-comings of experimental research in these settings.
I recommend Action Research for anyone working for a solution to a problem in a community setting, including Doctor of Ministry candidates. The step-by-step guide is invaluable. The reporting section is an added bonus. The researcher will not only achieve a solution to their problem, but will also be able to report wisely to stakeholders, committees, and supervisors. One person found this helpful.
I keep hearing in my work a lot about Action Research, but I am still unclear on how this differs from participatory evaluation with an emphasis on qualitative methods. In other words, it wasn't really "new" information for me. The book was in great condition, just the topic is dry Great product for community research projects. Purchased book for a course taken, came as promised without any complaints! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Provides great foundational understanding of Action Research.
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Action Research 3rd ed. The purpose of this book is to offer teachers, health professionals, social workers, community and youth workers, businesspeople, planners, and other people who serve in teaching, service delivery, or provide services to people in community, organizational, or institutional contexts research strategies that will enable them to deal in a more effective manner with the obstacles confronting them in work performance.
Although the book is written to be useful to a wide variety of audiences, the author wrote this book mindful that if it were to be a useful resource for the intended variety of audiences then the text would need to contain relative examples using realistic case studies and research topics that will be depicted as action research opportunities.
The author provides clear guidelines to empower new practitioner researchers to move with ease through a process of inquiry that provides effective solutions to significant problems in their work. The language of the book is notably accessible to practitioners who may be unfamiliar with the traditional research methodology. This is not only a book written for professional researchers but it is for learners at all performance levels. The author uses common vocabulary that is relevant to a variety of professions and all learning styles.
The experienced and professional researcher will benefit from this structure because it is different from the traditional research text while the new practitioner researcher will most definitely appreciate the explicit directions. Summary, Evaluation, Application and Reflection: The knowledge disseminated through this book is not only possible for an expert but also possible for an everyday reader. This book provides a resource for practitioners, to assist them in their efforts to conduct inquiry and to hone their investigative skills so that they will discover effective solutions to the significant problem issues that are obstacles from improving work performance and deny professionals quality job satisfaction.
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 .
Reviewing Ernest STRINGER's introduction to Action Research provided an interesting opportunity for me for critical (self-) reflection on how research is "actually" conducted. I am a researcher and doctoral student in a large development studies institute in the United Kingdom, and issues about the.
Action Research, by Ernest T. Stringer, is an introductory handbook for action research in the context of professional, organizational, and community research. Stringer is an experienced researcher with a background in education.4/5(49). Community-based action research seeks to involve as active participants those who have traditionally been called subjects and is intended to result in a practical outcome related to the lives or work of the participants. No matter the setting—organizational, institutional, or educational—there are particular skills needed to conduct action research 5/5(1).
This book is designed to provide the reader with an understanding of the nature of action research and the procedures and applications of action research. In addition, it provides practical resources that add to the fundamentals of knowledge available to action . Ernie Stringer Action research became a central focus of life not because I “learned” it in a traditional sense, but because it evolved from my attempts to come to grips.