Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change – by Greenwood Davydd J., Levin Morten (2006)

The Second Edition of Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change makes social science matter! It focuses on how it is possible to combine practical problem solving with generating new theoretical insights. Authors Davydd J. Greenwood and Morten Levin combine a thorough discussion of the epistemological foundations of action research with a broad overview of major contemporary trends in the field.

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Table of contents

Part 1 | What Is Action Research?
Introduction: Action Research, Diversity, and Democracy
A History of Action Research
Action Research Cases From Practice: The Stories of Stongfjorden, Mondragón, and Programs for Employment and Workplace Systems at Cornell University

Part 2 | Science, Epistemology, and Practice in Action Research
An Epistemological Foundation for Action Research
Scientific Method and Action Research
Social Science Research Techniques, Work Forms, and Research Strategies in Action Research
Knowledge Generation in Action Research: The Dialectics of Local Knowledge and Research-Based Knowledge
The Friendly Outsider: From AR as a Research Strategy to the Skills Needed to Become an Action Researcher

Part 3 | Varieties of Action Research Praxis: Liberating Human Potential
Pragmatic Action Research
Power and Social Reform: Southern PAR, Education, Feminism, and Action Research
Educational Action Research
Participatory Evaluation
Participatory Rural Appraisal, Rapid Rural Appraisal, and Participatory Learning and Analysis
Varieties of Human Inquiry: Collaborative, Action, Self-Reflective, and Cooperative
Action Science and Organizational Learning

Part 4 | Action Research, Higher Education, and Democracy
Educating Action Researchers
Action Research, Participation, and Democratization

Product details

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Inc; 2nd edition (October 18, 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1412925975
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1412925976
  • Item Weight : 14.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches

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