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With the growth of work based learning and practitioner research this book leads the way by addressing key issues faced by 'insider-researchers' - learners, practitioners and managers doing research projects in the organizations and communities in which they themselves work, or where they are already familiar with the setting.
The authors explore the implications of these research contexts, and discuss approaches and methodologies that work based researchers might adopt, with a particular focus on ethics - one of the key concerns for those undertaking a research project of this type.
This book is an authoritative and readable guide to the theory and practice of work based research. It is for anyone undertaking a research project based on work practice, including learners on postgraduate, undergraduate and doctoral programmes. Practitioners, managers and participants in work based courses or modules in education, healthcare and business management, will find it particularly useful.
Key Concepts for the Insider-Researcher Search and Review of Relevant Knowledge and Information Research Ethics and Insider-Researchers Privilege, Power and Politics in Work-Based Research Gaining Access for the Insider-Researcher: Issues, Practices, Audiences, Ethics and Gratitude Learning Contracts/Agreements and Intellectual Capital Developing a Methodology Collaborative Research A Reflection on Professional Practice Work-Based Research in Action The Development of a Research Proposal Preparing and Evaluating Project Outcomes and Then Assessing the Learning Achieved Recommendations and Presentations Arising from the Research