Action Research

Action Research

List of Proposed Reading (updated on May 28, 2017)

 

Monographs

McNiff, Jean. 2016. You and Your Action Research Project. New York: Routledge.

Bradbury, Hilary, ed. 2015. The Sage Handbook of Action Research. Los Angels: Sage. 3rd edition. [E-book (2008)]

Herr, Kathryn, and Gary L. Anderson. 2015. The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty. Los Angels: Sage. 2nd edition. [E-book, 2005]

Egmose, Jonas. 2015. Action Research for Sustainability: Social Imagination between Citizens and Scientists. Burlington: Ashgate.

Coghlan, David, and Mary Brydon-Miller, eds. 2014. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research. [E-book]

Stringer, Ernest. 2014. Action Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Fourth Edition.

Stern, Thomas, et al. 2014. Action Research, Innovation and Change: International Perspectives across Disciplines. London: Routledge.

Beck, Sam, and Carl A. Maida. 2013. Toward Engaged Anthropology. New York; Oxford: Berghahn.

Campbell, Anne, and Susan Groundwater-Smith. 2010. Action Research in Education. 3 volumes. London: SAGE.

Noffke, Susan. E., and Bridget Somekh. eds. 2009. The SAGE Handbook of Educational Action Research. London: SAGE.

Hearn, Greg et al. 2009.Action Research and New Media: Concepts, Methods, and Cases. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press

Craig, Dorothy V. 2009. Action Research Essentials. New York: Wiley.

McIntyre, Alice. 2008. Participatory Action Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Eikeland, Olav. 2008. The Ways of Aristotle: Aristotelian Phronesis, Aristotelian Philosophy of Dialogue, and Action Research (Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education, Vol. 5). Berlin: Peter Lang.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007. Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. [E-book]

Kindon, Sara, and Rachel Pain, and Mike Kesby, eds. 2007. Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methods: Connecting People, Participation and Place. London: Routledge.

Campbell, Anne, and Susan Groundwater-Smith. 2007. An Ethical Approach to Practitioner Research: Dealing with issues and Dilemmas in Action Research. London: Routledge.

Bryan,t Carol A. et al. 2006. Community-Based Prevention Marketing: Organizing a Community for Health Behavior Intervention. Health Promotion Practice 8(2): 154-163.

Minkler, M. and N. Wallerstein, eds. 2003. Community-based Participatory Research for Health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [E-book]

Coghlan, David and Teresa Brannick. 2001. Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization. Lonodn: Sage.

Flyvbjerg, Bent. 2001. Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sankaran, Shankar, et al., eds. 2001. Action Learning and Action Research. Lismore: Southern Cross University Press.

Romm, Norma R. A. 2001. Accountability in Social Research: Issues and Debates. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Midgley, Gerald. 2000. Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology and Practice. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Angwin, Jennifer, ed. 1998. The Essence of Action Research: Proceedings from the ALRNNV Seminar. Geelong: Deaking University Centre for Education and Change.

Argyris, Chris, and Donald A. Schon. 1996. Organizational Learning II. Reading: Addison-Wesley.

Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun, ed. 1996. New Directions in Action Research. London: The Falmer Press.

Pinchen, Suzanne, and Ron Passfield. 1995. Moving On: Creative Applications of Action Learning and Action Research. Brisbane: Action Learning and Action Research Association Process Management.

Selener, Julio Daniel. 1992. Participatory Action Research and Social Change: Approaches and Critique. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Greenwood, Davydd, and J. L. Gonzalez. 1992. Industrial Democracy as Process: Participatory Action Research in the Fagor Cooperative Group of Mondragon. Assen-Maastricht, Netherlands: Van Gorcum.

Elliott, John. 1991. Action Research for Educational Change. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Fals-Borda, Orlando, and Mohammad Anisur Rahman, eds. 1991. Action and Knowledge: Breaking the Monopoly with Participatory Action Research. New York: The Apex Press.

Whyte, William F., ed. 1991. Participatory Action Research. Newbury Park: Sage. [E-book]

McTaggart, Robin. 1991. Action Research: A Short Modern History. Geelong: Deaking University.

Carr, Wilfred, and Stephen Kemmis. 1986. Becoming Critical: Education, Knowledge and Action Research. Victoria, Australia: Deakin University Press.

Argyris, Chris and Robert W. Putnam, and Diana McLain Smith. 1985. Action ScienceConcepts, Methods, and Skulls for Research and Intervvention. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 1984. Do It Yourself Social Research. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin

Kemmis, Stephen, and Robin McTaggart, eds. 1981. The Action Research Planner. Xxx: Deakin University Press.

Argyris, Chris, and Donald Schon. 1974. Theory in practice: Increasing professional effectiveness. San Francisco: Jossye-Bass.

Argyris, Chris, and Donald Schon. 1978. Organizational Learning: A Theory of Action Perspective. Reading: Addison-Wesley.

 

1: WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH?

Bradbury, Hilary. 2015. Introduction: How to situate and define action research. In The Sage Handbook of Action Research. Hilary Bradbury, ed. London: Sage. Pp. 1-9.

Gray, David E. 2014. Action research and change. In Doing Research in the Real World. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Third Edition. Pp. 327-348.

Stringer, Ernest. 2014. The theory behind the practice. Action Research: Thousand Oaks: Sage. Fourth Edition. Pp. 1-35.

Borda, Orlando Fals. 2013. Action research in the convergence of disciplines. International Journal of Action Research 9(2): 155-167.

Levin, Morten. 2012. Academic integrity in action research. Action Research 10(2): 133-149.

Eikeland, Olav. 2012. Action research – applied research, intervention research, collaborative research, practitioner research, or praxis research? International Journal of Action Research 8(1): 9-44.

Lincoln, Yvonna S., Susan A. Lynham, and Egon G. Guba. 2011. Paradigmatic controversies, contradictions, and emerging confluences, revisited. In The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. Norman. K. Denzin and Yvonna. S. Lincoln, eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Pp.97-128.

Coghlan, David. 2011. Action research: Exploring perspectives on a philosophy of practical knowing. Academy of Management Annals 5: 53-87.

Thiollent, Michael. 2011. Action research and participatory research: An overview. International Journal of Action Research 7(2): 160-174.

McIntyre, Alice. 2008. What constitutes ‘research’ in participatory action research? In Participatory Action Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Pp. 49-60.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007a. Chapter 1: What is action research? In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.1-12.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007b. Chapter 2: A history of action research. In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.13 -34.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007c. Chapter 4: An epistemological foundation for action research. In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.55 -75.

Greenwood, Davydd. 2007. Pragmatic action research. International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 131-148.

Eikeland, Olav. 2007. Why should mainstream social researchers be interested in action research? International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 38-64.

Doyle, Danny. 2007. Transdisciplinary enquiry: researching with rather than on. In An Ethical Approach to Practitioner Research: Dealing with issues and Dilemmas in Action Research. London: Routledge. Pp. 75-87.

Palshaugen, Oyvind. 2007. O the diversity of action research. International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 9-14.

Dick, Bob. 2007. Action research as an enhancement of natural problem solving. International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 149-167.

O’Leary, Zina. 2006. Research that moves from knowledge to action. In Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry. London: Sage. Pp.189-206.

Fricke, Werner. 2006. General reflections on how to practice and train for action research. International Journal of Action Research 2(2): 269-282.

Fricke, Werner. 2005. Reflections on Shankar Shankaran’s Notes About “Action Research Collaborations.” Action Research 3(4): 353-356.

Shankaran, Shankar. 2005. Notes from the Field. Action Research 3(4): 341-352.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 2005. Gouldner’s child? Some reflections on sociology and participatory action research. Journal of Sociology 41(3): 267-284.

Williams, Bronwyn. T., and Mary Brydon-Miller. 2004. Changing directions: Participatory-action research, agency, and representation. In Ethnography Unbound: From Theory Shock to Critical Praxis. S. G. Brown and S. Dobrin, eds. Albany: SUNY. Pp. 241-257.

Brydon-Miller, Mary, et al. 2003. Why action research? Action Research 1(1): 9-28.

Shotter, John. 2003. Wittgenstein’s philosophy and action research. Concepts and Transformation 8(3): 295-302.

Bradbury, Hilary. 2003. Sustaining the heart of action research(ers). Action Research 1(2): 208-223.

Greenwood, Davydd. 2002. Action research: Unfulfilled promises and unmet challenges. Concepts and Transformation 7(2): 117-139.

Gustavsen, Bjorn. 2003. Action research and the problem of the single case. Concepts and Transformation 8(1): 93-99.

Reason, Peter. 2003. Action research and the single case: A response to Bjorn Gustavsen and Davydd Greenwood. Concepts and Transformation 8(3): 281-294.

Reason, Peter, and William R. Torbert. 2001. The action turn: Toward a transformational social science. Concepts and Transformation 6(1): 1-37.

McKay, Judy, and Peter Marshall. 2001. The dual imperatives of action research. Information Technology & People 14(1): 46-59.

Krimerman, Leonard. 2000. Participatory action research: Should social inquiry be conducted democratically? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31(1): 60-82.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 1998. What is Participatory Action Research? Action Research International. https://www.montana.edu/cpa/…/img200603291143660763-1.pd

Heron, John, and Peter Reason. 1997. A Participatory inquiry paradigm. Qualitative Inquiry 3(3): 274-294.

Eden, Colin, and Chris Huxham. 1996. Action research for management research. British Journal of Management 7: 75-86.

Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun. 1995. Models for action research. In Moving On: Creative Applications of Action Learning and Action Research. Pinchen, Suzanne, and Ron Passfield, eds. Brisbane: Action Learning and Action Research Association Process Management. Pp. 2-29.

Greenwood, Davydd, William F. Whyte, and Ira Harkavy. 1993. Participatory Action Research as a Process and as a Goal. Human Relations 46(2): 175-192.

Fals-Borda, Orlando. 1991. Some basic ingredients. In Action and Knowledge: Breaking the Monopoly with Participatory Action Research. Fals-Borda, Orlando, and Mohammad Anisur Rahman, eds. New York: The Apex Press. Pp. 3-12.

Rahman, Mohammad Anisur. 1991. The theoretical standpoint of PAR. In Action and Knowledge: Breaking the Monopoly with Participatory Action Research. Fals-Borda, Orlando, and Mohammad Anisur Rahman, eds. 1991. New York: The Apex Press. Pp. 13-23.

Whyte, William F., Davydd Greenwood, and P. Lazes, P. 1989. Participatory action research: Through practice to science in social research. American Behavioral Scientist 32(5): 513-551.

Susman, G. I. and R. D. Evered. 1978. An assessment of the scientific merits of action research. Administrative Science Quarterly 23(4): 582-603.

Lewin, Kurt. 1946. Action research and minority problems. Journal of Social Issues 2(4): 34-46.

Bargal, D. 2006. Personal and intellectual influence leading to Lewin’s paradigm of action research: Toward the 60th anniversary of Lewin’s ‘action research and minority problems’ (1946). Action Research 4(4): 367-388.

=White, Anastasia M. 2004. Lewin’s action research model as a tool for theory building. Action Research 2(2): 127-144.

 

THEORY OVERVIEW

Dick, Bob, and Davydd Greenwood. 2015. Theory and method: why action research does not separate them. Action Research 13(2): 194-197.

Greenwood, Davydd. 2015. An analysis of the theory/concept entries in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research: What we can learn about action research in general from the encyclopedia. Action Research 13(2): 198-213.

Dick, Bob. 2010. Action research literature 2008-2010: Themes and trends. Action Research 9(2): 122-143.

Dick, Bob, Ernie Stringer, and Chris Huxham. 2009. Introduction: Theory in action research. Action Research 7(1): 5-12.

Dick, Bob. 2009. Action research literature 2006-2008: Themes and trends. Action Research 7(4): 423–441.

Gustavsen, Bjorn. 2008. Action research, practical challenges and the formation of theory. Action Research 6(4): 421-437.

Dick, Bob. 2006. Action research literature 2004-2006: Themes and trends. Action Research 4(4): 439–458.

Dick, Bob. 2004. Action research literature: Themes and trends. Action Research 2(4): 425-444.

Swepson, Pam, Bob Dick, Ortrun Zuber-Skerrit, Ron Passfield, Anne-Marie Carroll, and Yoland Wadsworth. 2003. A history of the action learning, action research, and process management association: From Brisbane (Australia) to the World through inclusion and networks. Systemic Practice and Action Research 16(4): 237-281.

Dash, D. P. 1999. Current debates in action research. Systemic Practice and Action Research 12(5): 457-492.

 

RESEARCH DESIGN & ACTION RESEARCH

Berman, Shawn L., and Michael E. Johnson-Cramer. 2017. Stakeholder theory: Seeing the field from the forest. Business and Society Online first.

Chen, Siyu, Fuquan Huang, and Wenjie Zeng. 2017. Comments on systematic methodologies of action research in the new millennium: A review of publications 2000-2014. Action Research Online First.

Stephens, John, John Barton, and Tim Haslett. 2009. Action research: Its history and relationship to scientific methodology. Systemic Practice and Action Research 22: 463-474.

Clarke, Steve, Brian Lehaney, and Steve Martin. 1998. A theoretical framework for facilitating methodological choice. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(3): 295-317.

Larsson, Nils. 2001. A design view on research in social sciences. Systemic Practice and Action Research 14(4): 383-405.

Vilansante, Tomas R., and Francisco Javier Garrido Garcia. 2001. Methodologies for the participant construction of knowledge. Systemic Practice and Action Research 14(4): 483-493.

 

PEDAGOGY

Wood, Lesley, Ina Louw, and Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt. 2017. Enhancing postgraduate learning and development: A participatory action learning and action research approach through conferences. Action Learning: Research and Practice 14(2): 120-135.

Bourner, Tom, and Penny Simpson. 2005. Practitioner -centered research and the Ph.D. Action Learning: Research and Practice 2(2): 133-151.

Levin, Morten. 2003. Ph.D. programs in action research: Can they be housed in universities? Concepts and Transformation 8(3): 219-238.

Udas, Ken. 1998. Participatory action research as critical pedagogy. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(6): 599-628.

Bell, Simon, and Andy Lane. 1998. From teaching to learning: Technological potential and sustainable, supported open learning. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(6): 629-649.

 

2: KNOWLEDGE

Anderson, Gary L. 2017. Can participatory action research (PAR) democratize research, knowledge, and schooling: Experiences from the global South and North. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 30(5): 427-431.

Ponzoni, Elena. 2016. Windows of understanding: broadening access to knowledge production through participatory action research. Qualitative Research 16(5) 557 –574

Lucio-Villegas, Emilio. 2016, Building knowledge democracy from the university: A case study in Spain. Action Research 14(1): 3-18.

Coghlan, David. 2016. Retrieving a philosophy of practical knowledge for action research. International Journal of Action Research 12(1): 84-107.

Bell, Simon. 2015. Participating in the Knowledge Society. Systemic Practice and Action Research 28: 289-296.

Gaventa, John, and Andrea Cornwall. 2015. Power and Knowledge. In The Sage Handbook of Action Research. Hilary Bradbury, ed. London: Sage. Pp. 465-471.

Dixon, Nancy. 2014. Argyris and Revans on ‘holding meaning conversations’. Action Learning: Research and Practice. Online First

Dohn, Nina Bonderup. 2014. On the necessity of intertwining “knowledge in practice” in action research. International Journal of Action Research 10(1): 54-97.

Gustavsen, Bjorn. 2014. Social impact and the justification of action research knowledge. Action Research 12(4): 339-356.

Palshaugen, Oyvind. 2009. How to generate knowledge from single case research on innovation. International Journal of Action Research 5(3): 231-254.

Friedman, Victor J., and Tim Rogers. 2009. There is nothing so theoretical as good action research. Action Research 7(1): 31-47

Genat, Bill. 2009. Building emergent situated knowledges in participatory action research. Action Research 7(1): 101-115.

Gustavsen, Bjørn. 2008. Action research, practical challenges and the formation of theory. Action Research 6(4): 421-437.

Luscher, Lotte S., and Marianne W. Lewis. 2008. Organizational change and managerial sensemaking: working through paradox. The Academy of Management Journal 51(2): 221-240.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007d. Chapter 6: Social science research techniques, work forms, and research strategies in action research. In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.89-101.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007e. Chapter 7: Knowledge generation in action research: The dialectics of local knowledge and research-based knowledge. In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.102 -114.

Shotter, John. 2007. With what kind of science should action research be contrasted? International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 65-92.

Gustavsen, Bjorn. 2007. Research responses to practical challenges: What can action research contribute? International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 93-111.

Vickers, Margaret. 2005. Action research to improve the human condition: An insider-outsider and a multi-methodology design for actionable knowledge outcomes. International Journal of Action Research 1(2): 190-218.

Silva, Maria Ozanria da Silva e, 2005. Reconstructing a participatory process in the production of knowledge: A concept and a practice. International Journal of Action Research 1(1): 99-120.

Gustavsen, Bjorn. 2004a. Making knowledge actionable: From theoretical centralism to distributive constructivism. Concepts and Transformation 9(2): 147-180.

Shotter, John. 2004. Expressing and learning ‘actionable knowledge’ from within ‘the moment of acting’. Concepts and Transformation 9(2): 205-229.

Woodell, Victor. 2003. An interview with Chris Argyris. Organizational Development Journal 21(2): 67-70.

Brown, L. David, Gabriele Bammer, and Srillatha Batliwala, and Fances Kunreuther. 2003. Framing practice-research engagement for democratizing knowledge. Action Research 1(1): 81-102.

Gustavsen, Bjorn. 2003b. New forms of knowledge production and the role of action research. Action Research 1(2): 153-164.

Davies, Deirdre, and Jenny Dodd. 2002. Qualitative research and the question of rigor. Qualitative Health Research 12(2): 279-289.

Bassey, M. 2001. A solution to the problem of generalization in educational research: Fuzzy prediction. Oxford Review of Education 27(1): 5-22.

Coghlan, David and Teresa Brannick. 2001a. Enacting the Action Research Cycle. In Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization. Lonodn: Sage. Pp. 16-26.

Park, Peter. 2001. Knowledge and participatory research. In Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice. Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury, eds. London: Sage. Pp. 81-102.

Lipshitz, Raanan. 2000. Chic, mystique, and misconception: Argyris and Schon and the rhetoric of organizational learning. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 36(4): 456-473.

Payne, Stephen L. 1999. Interdisciplinarity: Potentials and challenges. Systemic Practice and Action Research 12(2): 173-182.

Romm, Nroma R. 1998. Interdisciplinary practice as reflexivity. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(1): 63-77.

Greenwood, Jennifer. 1998. The role of reflection in single and double loop learning. Journal of Advanced Nursing 27(5): 1048-1053.

Kim, D. H. 1998. The link between individual and organizational learning. In The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital. David A. Klien, ed. Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann. Pp. 41-62.

Whyte, William. F. 1989. Advancing scientific knowledge through participatory action research. Sociological Forum 4(3): 367-385.

Sandelowski, Margarete. 1986. The problem of rigor in qualitative research. Advances in Nursing Science 8(3): 27-37.

Argris, Chris. 1977. Double loop learning in organization. Harvard Business Review 55(5): 115-124.

Argris, Chris. 1976. Single-loop and double loop models in research and decision making. Administrative Science Quarterly 21(3): 363-375.

 

SYSMTEMS THINKING

Chen, Siyu, Fuquan Huang, and Wenjie Zeng. 2017. Comments on systematic methodologies of action research in the new millennium: A review of publications 2000–2014. Action Research Online First.

Amaral, Joao Alberto Arantes do, and Erica Okazaki. 2016. University students’ support to an NGO that helps children with cancer: Lessons learned in thirteen academic projects. International Journal of Action Research 12(1): 38-58.

Massingham, Peter. 2015. Knowledge sharing: What works and what doesn’t work: A critical systems thinking perspective. Systemic Practice and Action Research 28: 197-228.

Greenwood, Davydd. 2015b. Evolutionary systems thinking: What Gregory Bateson, Kurt Lewin and Jacob Moreno offered to action research that still remains to be learned. In The Sage Handbook of Action Research. Hilary Bradbury, ed. London: Sage. Pp. 425-433.

Burns, Danny. 2015. How change happens: The implications of complexity and systems thinking for action research. In The Sage Handbook of Action Research. Hilary Bradbury, ed. London: Sage. Pp. 434-445.

Burns, Danny. 2014. Systemic action research: Changing system dynamics to support sustainable change. Action Research 2(1): 3-18.

Midgley, Gerald. 2011. Theoretical pluralism in systemic action research. Systemic Practice and Action Research 24: 1-15.

Flood, Robert Louis. 2010. The relationship of ‘systems thinking’ to action research. Systemic Practice and Action Research 23: 269-284.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 2008. Is It Safe to Talk about Systems Again Yet?: Self Organ-ising Process for Complex Living Systems and the Dynamics of Human Inquiry. Systemic Practice and Action Research 21(2): 153-170.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 2008. Systemic Human Relations in Dynamic Equilibrium. Systemic Practice and Action Research 21(1): 15-34.

McIntyre, Janet. 1998. Considering of categories and tools for holistic thinking. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(2): 105-126.

Skyttner, Lars. 1998. The future of systems thinking. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(2): 193-205.

Flood, Robert L. 1998. “Fifth Discipline”: Review and Discussion. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(3): 259-273.

Murray, Peter J. 1998. Complexity Theory and the Fifth Discipline. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(3): 275-293.

 

3: POSITIONALITY / ENGAGEMENT

Blee, Kathleen. 2017. How field relationships shape theorizing. Sociological Methods & Research Online first.

Godden, Naomi Joy. 2017. The participation imperative in co-operative inquiry: Personal reflections of an initiating researcher. Systemic Practice and Action Research 30: 1-18.

Coghlan, David, Abraham B. Shani, and Jonas Roth. 2016. Institutionalizing insider action research initiatives in organizations: The role of learning mechanisms. Systemic Practice and Action Research 29: 83-95.

Berg, Tessa. 2015. Rich Picture: The role of the facilitator. Systemic Practice and Action Research 28: 67-77.

Herr, Kathryn, and Gary L. Anderson. 2015a. The continuum of positionality in action research. In The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty. Los Angels and London: Sage. Pp. 37–59.

Coleman, Lara Montesinos. 2015. Ethnography, commitment, and critique: Departing from activist Scholarship. International Political Sociology 9(3): 263-280.

Massingham, Peter. 2014. The researcher as change Agent. Systemic Practice and Action Research 27: 417-448.

Stringer, Ernest. 2014. Research in Professional and Public Life. Action Research: Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Ogawa, Akihiro. 2013. Lifelong learning in Tokyo: A satisfying engagement with action research in Japan. Anthropology in Action: Journal of Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice 20(2): 46–57.

Olesen, Birgitte Ravn, and Helle Merete Nordentoft. 2013. Walking the talk?: A micro-sociological approach to the co-production of knowledge and power in action research. International Journal of Action Research 9(1): 67-94.

Zhao, Juanjaun et al. 2012. A practitioner in the academy: An interview with Bob Dick. Action Research 10(4): 432-448.

Sonoeren, Miranda MWC, et al. 2011. Engagement enacted: Essentials of initiating an action research project. Action Research 10(2): 189-2014.

Smith, L, et al. 2010. Between idealism and reality: Meeting the challenges of participatory action research. Action Research 8(4): 407-425.

Fuller-Rowell Thomas E. 2009. Multi-site action research: Conceptualizing a variety of multi-organization practice. Action Research 7(4): 363-384.

Wicks, Patricia Gayá, and Peter Reason. 2009. Initiating action research: Challenges and paradoxes of opening communicative space. Action Research 7(3): 243-262.

Lamont, Michèle. 2009. Recognizing Various Kinds of Excellence. In How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. 159-201.

Ogawa, Akihiro. 2009. Epilogue: Initiating Change. In The Failure of Civil Society? Albany” SUNY Press. Pp. 185-202.

Streck, Danilo R. 2007. Research and social transformation: Notes about method and methodology in participatory research. International Journal of Action Research 3(1+2): 112-130.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007f. Chapter 8: The friendly outsider: From AR as a research strategy to the skills needed to become an action researcher. In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.115 -130.

Buchy, Marlène and Sara Ahmed. 2007. Social Learning, academics and NGOs: Can the collaborative formula work? Action Research 5(4): 358-377

Burgess, Judy. 2006. Participatory action research: First-person perspectives of a graduate student. Action Research 4(4): 419-437.

Ogawa, Akihiro. 2006. Initiating change: Doing action research in Japan. In Dispatches from the Field: Neophyte Ethnographers in a Changing World. Andrew Gardner and David M. Hoffman, eds. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. Pp. 207–221.

Schruijer, Sandra G. 2006. Research on collaboration in action. International Journal of Action Research 2(2): 222-242.

Ragland, Betty B. 2006. Positioning the practitioner-researcher: Five ways of looking at practice. Action Research 4(2): 165-182.

Tenkasi, Ramkrishnan V. and George W. Hay. 2004. Actionable knowledge and scholar- practitioners: A process model of theory-practice linkages. Systemic Practice and Action Research 17(3): 177-206.

Couch, S.R. 2004. A tale of three discourses: Doing action research in a research methods class. Social Problems 51: 146-153.

Martensson, Par, and Allen. S. Lee. 2004. Dialogical action research at Omega Corporation. MIS Quarterly 28(3): 507-536.

Levin, Morten. 2003. Action research and the research community. Concepts and Transformation 8(3): 275-280.

de Guerre, Donald W. 2002. Doing action research in one’s own organization: An ongoing conversation over time. Systemic Practice and Action Research 15(4): 331-349.

Wardsworth, Yoland. 2001. The Mirror, the Magnifying Glass, the Compass and the Map: Facilitating Participatory Action Research. In Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice. Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury, eds. London: Sage. Pp. 420-432.

Stoecker, Randy. 1999. Are academics irrelevant? Roles for scholars in participatory research. American Behavioral Scientist 42: 840-854.

Wadsworth, Yoland, and Merinda Epstein. 1998. Building in Dialogue Between Consumers and Staff in Acute Mental Health Services. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11(4): 353-379.

Ansley, F., and J. Gaventa. 1997. Researching for democracy and democratizing research. Change 21(1): 46-53.

Delgado-Gaitan, C. 1993. Researching change and changing the researcher. Harvard Educational Review 63: 389-411.

Nyden, P., and W. Wievel. 1992. Collaborative research: Harnessing the tensions between researcher and practitioner. American Sociologist 23(4): 43-55.

 

UNIVERSITY

Greenwood, Davydd. 2012. Doing and learning action research in the neo-liberal world of contemporary higher education. Action Research 10(2): 115-132.

Levin, Morten, and Davydd Greenwood. 2011. Revitalizing universities by reinventing the social sciences: Bildung and action research. In The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, ed. London: Sage. Pp. 27-42.

Greenwood, Davydd. 2007. Teaching/Learning Action Research Requires Fundamental Reforms in Public Higher Education. Action Research 5(3): 249-264.

Levin, Morten, and Davydd Greenwood. 2001. Pragmatic action research and the struggle to transform universities into learning communities. In Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice. Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury, eds. London: Sage. Pp. 103-113.

Haslett, Tim, John Molineux, Jane Olsen, Rod Sarah, John Stephens, Susanne Tepe, and Beverly Walker. 2002. Action research: Its role in the university/business relationship. Systemic Practice and Action Research 15(6): 437-448.

 

4: EVALUATING ACTION RESEARCH

Rossignoli, Cristiano M., Alberto Giani, Francesco Di Iacovo, Roberta Moruzzoand, Paola Scarpellini. 2017. Enhancing participatory evaluation in a humanitarian aid project. Evaluation 23(2): 134-151.

Westhorp, Gill et al. 2016. Using realist action research for service redesign. Evaluation 22(3): 361-379.

Marti, Joel. 2016. Measuring in action research: Four ways of integrating quantitative methods in participatory dynamics. Action Research 14(2): 168-0183.

McNiff, Jean. 2016b. Legitimation processes: presenting your reports and legitimating them. In You and Your Action Research Project. New York: Routledge. Pp. 231-247.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 2010. Cycles of research, evaluation and inquiry for life. In Building in Research and Evaluation: Human Inquiry for Living Systems. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Pp.51-138. [E-book]

Huang, Hilary Bardbury. 2010. What is good action research?: Why the resurgent interest? Action Research 8(1): 93-109.

Preskill, Hallie. and Shanelle Boyle. 2008. A multidisciplinary model of evaluation capacity building. American Journal of Evaluation 29(4): 443-459.

Greenwood, Davydd, and Morten Levin. 2007g. Chapter 12: Participatory evaluation. In Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 2nd edition. Pp.184 -193.

Fetterman, D.M. 2002. Empowerment evaluation: Building communities of practice and a culture of learning. American Journal of Community Psychology 30(1): 89-102.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 2001. Becoming Responsive—and Some Consequences for Evaluation as Dialogue Across Distance. New Direction for Evaluation 92: 45-58.

Haney, Walter, et al. 2000. Practice, participatory research and creative research designs: The evolution of ethical guidelines for research. In Transforming Social Inquiry, Transforming Social Action: New Paradigms for Crossing the Theory/Practice Divide in Universities and Communities. Francine T Sherman and, William R. Torbert, eds. New York: Kluwer Academic.

Cousins, J. Bradly and Elizabeth Whitemore. 1998. Framing participatory evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation 80 5-23.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 1998. ‘Coming to the Table’: Some Conditions for Achieving Consumer-focused Evaluation of Human Services by Service Providers and Service Users. Evaluation Journal of Australia 10 (1&2): 11-29.

Cousins, J. Bradley, and Lorna M. Earl. 1992. The case for participatory evaluation. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 14(4): 397-418.

Hall, Budd. L. 1992. From margins to center?: The development and purpose of participatory research. The American Sociologist 23(4): 15-28.

Wadsworth, Yoland. 1991. Everyday Evaluation on the Run. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin.

 

5: Ethics

Fouche, Christa B., and Laura A. Chubb. 2017. Action researchers encountering ethical review: a literature synthesis on challenges and strategies. Educational Action Research 25(1): 23-34.

Sobottka, Emil A. 2016. Commitment and regulation. Ethics in research and the human sciences. International Journal of Action Research 12(2): 116-143.

Tuan, Nien-Tsu, and Corrinne Shaw. 2016. Consideration of ethics in systemic thinking.

Herr, Kathryn, and Gary L. Anderson. 2015c. Ethical consideration and action research. In The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty. Los Angels and London: Sage. Pp. 143-160. [E-book]

Holgersson, Stefan, and Ulf Melin. 2015. Pragmatic dilemmas in action research: Doing action research with or without the approval of top management? Systemic Practice and Action Research 28: 1-17.

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn, and Susan L. Lytle. 2007. Everything’s ethics: practitioner inquiry and university culture. In An Ethical Approach to Practitioner Research: Dealing with issues and Dilemmas in Action Research. Anne Campbell and Susan Groundwater-Smith. London: Routledge. Pp. 24-41.

Brydon-Miller, Mary, and Davydd Greenwood. 2006. A re-examination of the relationship between action research and human subjects review processes. Action Research 4(1): 117-128.

DeTardo-Bora, Kimberly A. 2004. Action research in a world of positivist-oriented review boards. Action Research 2(3): 237-253.

Morton, Alec. 1999. Ethics in Action Research. Systemic Practice and Action Research 12(2): 219-222.

 

5a: HOW TO WRITE AR

McNiff, Jean. 2016c. Writing your academic report. In You and Your Action Research Project. New York: Routledge. Pp. 251-270.

Smith, Anne. 2015. Introduction: What Grounded Theory Is? Organizational Research Methods 18: 578-580

Herr, Kathryn, and Gary L. Anderson. 2015b. What does an action research dissertation look like? In The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty. Los Angels and London: Sage. Pp. 111-142.

Stringer, Ernest. 2014. Think: Reflection and Analysis. Action Research. London: Sage. Pp.135-165.

Stringer, Ernest. 2014. Reports: Informing stakeholders. In Action Research: Thousand Oaks: Sage. Fourth Edition. Pp.166-183.

Bell, Simon, and Robert L. Flood. 2011. Fair and open approach to academic publishing. Systemic Practice and Action Research 24: 499-503.

Khobzi, N. and S. Flicker. 2010. Lessons learned from undertaking community-based participatory research dissertation: The trial and triumphs of two junior health scholars. Progress in Community Health Partnership: Research, Education, and Action 4(3): 347-356.

Poonamallee, Latha. 2009. Building grounded theory in action research through the interplay of subjective ontology and objective epistemology. Action Research 7(1): 69-83.

Sommer, Robert. 2009. Dissemination in action research. Action Research 7(2): 227-236

Smith, Brett, and Andrew C. Sparkes. 2008. Contrasting perspective on narrating selves and identities: An invitation to dialogue. Qualitative Research 8(1): 5-35.

Jones, Stacy Holman. 2008. Autoethnography: Making the personal political. In Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials. Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Pp. 205-246.

Mahoney, Dan. 2007. Constructing reflexive fieldwork relationships: Narrating my collaborative storytelling methodology. Qualitative Inquiry 13(4): 573-594.

Campbell, Anne, and Olwen McNamara. 2007. Ways of telling: the use of practitioners’ stories. In An Ethical Approach to Practitioner Research: Dealing with issues and Dilemmas in Action Research. London: Routledge. Pp. 99-112.

Dick, Bob. 2007. What can grounded theorists and action researchers learn from each other. In The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory. Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz, eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Pp. 370-388.

Bordeaux, B. C., et al. 2007. Guidelines for writing manuscripts about community-based participatory research for peer-reviewed journals. Progress in Community Health Partnership: Research, Education, and Action 1(3): 281-288.

Teram, Eli, Candice L. Schachter, and Carol A. Stalker. 2005. The case for integrating grounded theory and participatory action research: Empowering clients to inform professional practice. Qualitative Health Research 15: 1129-1140.

Coghlan, David and Teresa Brannick. 2001b. Writing an Action Research Dissertation. In Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization. Lonodn: Sage. Pp. 110-118.

Rolfe, Gary. 1996. Going to extreme: Action research, grounded practice and the theory-practice gap in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing 24(6): 1315-1320.

 

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