Action research: a methodology for change and development

Somekh, Bridget (2006) Action research: a methodology for change and development. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 0335216587

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Abstract

This book presents a fresh view of action research as a methodology uniquely suited to researching the processes of innovation and change. Drawing on twenty-five years? experience of leading or facilitating action research projects, Bridget Somekh argues that action research can be a powerful systematic intervention, which goes beyond describing, analyzing and theorizing practices to reconstruct and transform those practices. The book examines action research into change in a range of educational settings, such as schools and classrooms, university departments, and a national evaluation of technology in schools. The opening chapter presents eight methodological principles and discusses key methodological issues. The focus then turns to action research in broader contexts such as `southern? countries, health, business and management, and community development. Each chapter thereafter takes a specific research project as its starting point and critically reviews its design, relationships, knowledge outcomes, political engagement and impact.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Citation: B. Somekh. Action research: a methodology for change and development. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2006..
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > Education and Social Research institute (ESRI) > ESRI Research Group: ICT Pedagogy and Learning
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2009 13:47
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 01:16
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/83745

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