Fundamentals of Action Research brings together, material, much of it hard to obtain, into one collection. It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.
The content includes entries on action research and other methodologies which have developed out of action research. The editors recognize the eclecticism of the field, but have kept a tight focus on the topic, rather than trying to incorporate all forms of applied and/or participatory social research. More than a general overview, the set explores how the material extends and changes our understanding of the development of the field, and the contributions of key people and ideas within it.
The book is initially organized into historically sequenced sections but includes sections for various contemporary branches of action research. Subjects covered include: the pre-history, the foundations, unrecognized classics, the development of action research, action research and the workplace, action research and social change, emergent varieties of action research, action research in the 21st century and the limits of action research.
It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.
PART ONE: THE ACKNOWLEDGED FOUNDERS The Solution of a Chronic Conflict in Industry - K Lewin Action Research and Minority Problems - K Lewin Research and Minority Problems - K Lewin Frontiers in Group Dynamics II, Channels of Group Life - K Lewin The Institute of Ethnic Affairs Inc - J Collier United States Indian Administration as a Laboratory of Ethnic Relations - J Collier PART TWO: SOME RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED FOUNDATIONS Changing a Stereotype in Industry - A Marrow and J French New Trends in the Investigation of Prejudice - R Lippitt and M Radke The Problem/The Next Moves - G Watson Some Implications of Medical Practice and Social Case Work for Action Research - A T M Wilson The Field of Action Research - I Chein, S W Cook and J Harding Can Research in Social Science Be Both Socially Useful and Scientifically Meaningful? - C Sellitz and S W Cook Tools for Social Change - R Lippitt Action Research and Training in Human Relations Skills Action Research among American Indians - Laura Thompson PART THREE: EARLY ACTION RESEARCH: THEORIZING AND PRACTICE IN THE LATE 1940S AND EARLY 1950S Prejudice in 'Seaside - B Bellow et al A Report of an Action Research Project' The College Study in Intergroup Relations - L A Cook Action Research, Fundamental Research and Educational Practices - S M Corey A Theoretical Approach to Action Research - A Curle Overcoming Resistance to Change - L Coch and J R P French A Systematics for Problems of Action - W Alderson Action Research and Group Dynamics - R Bain Cultural Determinism - E T Prothero A Challenge to Action Research PART FOUR: VARIETIES OF THE FORM Participatory Action Research, Development - O Fals-Borda The Theory and Practice of Participatory Action Research - M A Rahman Ideology and Political Economy in Inquiry - L D Brown and R Tandon Appreciative Inquiry in Organizational Life - D L Cooperrider and S Srivastava Participatory Action Research - W F Whyte, D J Greenwood and Lazes Through Practice to Science in Social Research Participatory Action Research and Action Science Compared - C Argyris and D Schon A Commentary Process Consultation, Action Research and Clinical Inquiry - E H Schein Are They the Same? Action Learning and Action Science - J A Raelin Are They Different? Appreciating Appreciative Inquiry - R Golembiewski Diagnosis and Perspectives on How to Do It Better Integrating Action and Reflection through Co-Operative Inquiry - P Reason Feminist Participatory Action Research - B Gatenby and M Humphries Methodological and Ethical Issues PART FIVE: DEVELOPMENTS IN ACTION RESEARCH IN THE WORKPLACE An Action Research Program for the Personnel Man - W F Whyte Action Research and Industrial Relations - F Blum Three Management Programs and the Theories behind Them - H A Shepard An Action Research Model - H A Shepard Action Research Activities at One Refinery - R A Katzell The Theory and Practice of Action Research in Work Organizations - M Foster Action Research as Applied to Organization Development - M A Frohman, M Sashkin and M Kavanagh An Action Research Program for Increasing Employee Involvement in Problem-Solving - W Pasmore and F Friedlander The Multiple Realities of Organization Development Consultation in Health Care - I L Ramirez and J Bartunek Advances in Appreciative Inquiry as an Organization Development Intervention - G R Bushe PART SIX: DEVELOPMENTS IN ACTION RESEARCH AND SOCIAL CHANGE Action Research and Modern Man - A Shumsky The Military Psychologist during Wartime - C W Greenbaum, I Rogovsky and B Shalit A Model Based on Action Research and Crisis Intervention The Application of Participatory Action Research in Latin America - O Fals Borda Social Change through Collective Reflection with Asian Non-Governmental Development Organizations - L David Brown Foregrounding Politics in Action Research - A Gitling and A Thompson Critical Action Research - E DePoy, A Harman and D Haslett A Model for Social Work Knowing Critical Psychology and Action Research - D Goodley and I Parker Re-Membering Exclusions - M Fine and M E Torre Participatory Action Research in Public Institutions Ethical Dilemmas in Participatory Action Research - M Minkler et al A Case Study from the Disability Community PART SEVEN: ON BEING AN ACTION RESEARCHER Dimensions of the Consultants Job - R Lippitt Transference and Countertransference in Action Research Relationships - G R Ledford Struggle for Knowledge - R Tandon A Personal Journey Ethics in Action Research - A Morton Insider Action Research Projects - D Coghlan Implications for Practising Managers The External Researcher in Participatory Action Research - G Dickinson and Kathryn L Green Seduction and Enlightenment in Feminist Action Research - C Reid Action Research in Management - B Walker and T Haslett Ethical Dilemmas PART EIGHT: ON ACTION RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE Action Research and the Values of the Social Scientist - R Lippitt Action Research - F Blum A Scientific Approach An Assessment of the Scientific Merits of Action Research - G I Susman and R D Evered Action Research and Scientific Method - H Aguinis Presumed Discrepancies and Actual Similarities Action Research - C De Cock In Search of a New Epistemology? Knowing-in-Action - D A Schon The New Scholarship Requires a New Epistemology Is Validity Really an Issue for Participatory Action Research? - R McTaggart Action Research - P Checkland Its Nature and Validity Maximising the Rigor of Action Research - M J Melrose Why Would You Want to? How Could You? PART NINE: RETROSPECTIVES, REFLECTIONS AND REVIEWS OF ACTION RESEARCH Whatever Happened to Action Research? - N Sanford Three Dilemmas of Action Research - R N Rappoport The Origins and Status of Action Research - M Peters and V R Robinson Current Controversies in Action Research - V M J Robinson Action Inquiry Strategies - J H M Ellis and J A Kelly Taking Stock and Moving Forward The Concept of Action Research - H Alrticher et al PART TEN: SOME LIMITS OF ACTION RESEARCH? Training in Community Relations - M Mead A Critical Appreciation of a Book by Ronald Lippitt Action Research - H Hodgkinson A Critique Action Research, the State and Legitimation in Brunei Darussalam - J R Minnis Action Research - C Regehr Underlining or Undermining the Cause? Action Research - D J Greenwood Unfilled Promises and Unmet Challenges Problems of Participation - M David The Limits of Action Research A New Continuity with Colonial Administration - B Cooke Participation in Development Management PART ELEVEN: MILLENIAL ACTION RESEARCH The Action Turn - P Reason and W Torbert Towards a Transformational Social Science Essai - R Calori Real Time/Real Space Research: Connecting Action and Reflection in Organization Studies Metamorphosis - S Katila and S P Merilainen From 'Nice Girls' to 'Nice Bitches' - Resisting Patriarchal Articulations of Professional Identity Pragmatist Philosophy and Action Research - P Reason Readings and Conversation with Richard Rorty Enhancing Pro-Poor Governance in Eastern India - G Williams et al Participation, Politics and Action Research