Introduction to Action Research
Social Research for Social Change
- Davydd J. Greenwood - Cornell University, USA
- Morten Levin - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Action Research | Anthropology & Archaeology (General) | Qualitative Research (General)
Useful for the case supplies offered. The contention that AR is more scientific than other social science research makes it problematic to include this volume as a key text in a course where such approaches are also taught as equally valid approaches.
This is a comprehensive and detailed introduction to Action Research as much as it is a worthy introduction for undergraduates engaging with research for the first time.
The book is a resource book, history and theoretical account all in one, and is written in a detailed yet accessible manner for all levels of undergradute study.
This is a good book on the philosophy but in terms of application, it is less useful. My course is actually organized around a team project in the community. So I went with another book. But put this on reserve for students to use as needed.
Good overview with effective and useful case studies. Perhaps too specialised and US orientated for HNC Sociology.
The examples shown represent interesting cases for use in class work. The diversity of situations depicted gives a complete idea about the heterogeneous scope of action-research concerning the different objects of research and intervention as well as the different social and cultural contexts.
A must if undertaking action research. Chapter on Epistemology is essential reading. Many text avoid or skim over this aspect.
This is an excellent introduction to action research. I use it not only to teach, but also for my own projects.
This book gives a good overview on action research, and can be used by students who choose action researc as their approach in their bachelorproject
This book makes Action Research easy to understand. It not only outlines what Action Research is but also details the history, background and epistemology of research for social change.
Excellent resource on action research. More useful for postgraduate and academic level than undergraduate, but will add to reading list for cases when undergraduate dissertations use this model (usually have one every year or two.)