Introduction to action research : social research for social change / Davydd J. Greenwood, Morten Levin.
By: Greenwood, Davydd J.
Contributor(s): Levin, Morten.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, c2007Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xiii, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1412925975 (pbk.); 9781412925976 (pbk.).Subject(s): Action researchDDC classification: 300.72
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-277) and index.
Introduction: Action research, diversity, and democracy -- A history of action research -- Action research cases from practice : the stories of Stongfjorden, Mondragon, and programs for employment and workplace systems at Cornell University -- 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 -- Pragmatic action research -- Power and social reform -- 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 -- Educating action researchers -- Action research, participation, and democratization.