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Writing and Doing Action Research (Paperback)
  • Writing and Doing Action Research (Paperback)

Writing and Doing Action Research (Paperback)

Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 17/11/2014
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In Writing and Doing Action Research, Jean McNiff provides a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the practical aspects of writing and doing action research.

Written for practitioners involved in higher degree courses and professional development programmes, and students undertaking methods courses, this book includes guidance on how to:

Carry out an action research project in your settingPresent your findings in a dissertation, report or thesisWrite up your research with an eye to informing policyDemonstrate the quality of your research and writingBe critical and write theoreticallyWrite for journals and prepare thesis and book proposals

The book contains excerpts taken from action research projects in a range of settings and presents exercises to help you develop successful written accounts of your research.

Writing and Doing Action Research is an essential text for anyone working with action research, providing vital guidance on the preparation and production of texts, how this type of work is assessed and enabling you to get the best results from your research.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446294574
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 20 mm

The leading expert in practitioner research, Jean McNiff ensures that the practice of writing, as well as the practice of research, is beautifully revealed.
-- Professor Julian Stern
In this accessible and inspiring book Jean McNiff draws on a lifetime's experience of working on collaborative action research projects around the world in many different institutional settings and professional contexts. Writing and Doing Action Research provides a clear and staged introduction to action research methodology and offers sound advice on writing for publication and dissemination. While grounded in the relevant methodological literature it speaks directly and with passion to its readership. Students and practitioners alike will find this an invaluable resource.
-- Jon Nixon

The book is a useful addition for those completing masters or doctoral degrees, and early career researchers. It is also a useful text for those who

are encountering research, and specifically action research, for the first time to support the emergent researcher to develop academic and writing skills congruent with authenticity and beliefs. However, it is also an important social research text as it reminds us of the power for transformation and change through academic writing.

-- Maureen McGinty, Plymouth University
By the end of the introduction, I had been won over by the author's assertion that I should "be confident to contribute to human and planetary well-being through dialogue", somewhat comforted by the romantic view of myself as an "activist writer". By the final page, I am convinced that it is time to take the first steps down the "tough road" of sufficient self-education to re-engage and start writing about my practice. This book is both a valuable resource for the action researcher and a call to action for the practitioner: whatever your practice, start writing and doing action research. -- Genevieve Cother

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