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The fourth edition of this bestselling book is packed full of practical, expert advice on how to navigate the murky waters of ethics, politics and management in your own organization. Multidisciplinary in its approach to action research, the book sets out a step-by-step template for researchers to follow and adapt. Coghlan and Brannick: Introduce and contextualise action research as a method Provide guidance on how to design and implement your action research project Explore interlevel dynamics Discuss role duality and access Suggest effective ways to analyse your data Provide helpful tips on how to disseminate your findings. The book and supporting companion website are the ideal resource for students, researchers and practitioners hoping to generate real change through their action research project and will be particularly relevant to those studying Business and Management, Nursing and Health, Education and Sociology.

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David Coghlan is an action research scholar and an adjunct professor at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a Fellow Emeritus of the college. He specializes in organization development and action research and is active in both communities internationally. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters. Recent co-authored books include Organizational Change and Strategy (2006) and Collaborative Strategic Improvement Through Network Action Learning (2011). He is the co-editor of the four-volume set Fundamentals of Organization Development (SAGE, 2010) and the proposed four-volume set Action Research in Business and Management (SAGE, 2015). He has recently published the edition of his internationally popular Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (SAGE, 2014). He is currently on the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Action Research, Systemic Practice and Action Research,



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The Fourth Edition of this best-selling book is packed full of practical, expert advice on how to navigate the murky waters of ethics, politics and management in your own organization. Multidisciplinary in its approach to action research, the book sets out a step-by-step template for researchers to follow and adapt. Coghlan and Brannick: Introduce and contextualize action research as a method Provide guidance on how to design and implement your action research project Explore interlevel dynamics Discuss role duality and access Suggest effective ways to analyze your data Provide helpful tips on how to disseminate your findings.The book and supporting companion website are the ideal resource for students, researchers and practitioners hoping to generate real change through their action research project and will be particularly relevant to those studying Business and Management, Nursing and Health, Education and Sociology.Available with Perusallan eBook that makes it easier to prepare for classPerusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Inhalt

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Introducing Action Research
Inquiring in your own organization
A brief introduction to action research
Three audiences, voices or practices
Enacting action research cycles
The action research cycles
Pre-step: context and purpose
Main steps
Meta-learning
Quality and rigour in action research
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 1.1: Enacting the action research cycles
Knowing in Action
Knowing and learning
General empirical method
Authenticity
Action science and collaborative developmental inquiry as first-person practice
Second-person skills
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 2.1 First-person knowing in action
Exercise 2.2 Keeping a journal
Exercise 2.3 Developing inquiry skills
Understanding Action Research
Action Research as practical knowing
The foundations of action research
The philosophy of action research
Modalities of action research
Organization development through action research
Conclusions
Recommended reading
PART TWO: IMPLEMENTATION
Constructing and Selecting Your Insider Project
Constructing the action research project
Selecting the research project
Writing an insider action research proposal
Developing the action research
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 4.1 Questions for constructing and selecting
Exercise 4.2 Writing a thesis proposal
Designing and Implementing Your Action Research Project
The process of planned change
Planned change through action research
Learning mechanisms
Data generation as intervention
The role of technology
How do you know when to stop?
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 5.1 The process of implementation
Exercise 5. 2 Reflection for praxis
Interlevel Dynamics in Insider Action Research
Interlevel dynamics of change
Interlevel dynamics of strategy
Levels of analysis in action research
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 6.1 Applying interlevel dynamics
Exercise 6.2 Change issues
Exercise 6.3 The learning window
Using Frameworks to Study Organizations in Action
Organizational diagnosis
Systems thinking and practice
Change and learning
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 7.1 Understanding Your Organization
Exercise 7.2 Using Systems Thinking
PART THREE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN RESEARCHING YOUR OWN ORGANIZATION
Researching Your Own Organization
Focus of the researcher and system
Quadrant 1
Quadrant 2
Quadrant 3
Quadrant 4
Action Research at Home
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 8.1 Assessing your research focus
Preunderstanding, Role Duality and Access
Preunderstanding
Role duality: Organizational and researcher roles
Access
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 9.1 Assessing Your Preunderstanding
Managing Ethics and Organizational Politics
Ethics
Politics
Integrating roles, politics and ethics
Conclusions
Recommended reading
Exercise 10.1 Assessing ethics and politics
Exercise 10.2 Force field analysis
Writing up Your Insider Action Research Work
An action research dissertation
Constructing and writing your dissertation
Dissemination
Publishing
Conclusions
Recommended reading
In Conclusion

Produktinformationen

Titel: Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization
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EAN: 9781473904101
ISBN: 978-1-4739-0410-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Sage Publications
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 232
Veröffentlichung: 20.03.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
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