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Foreword Egon G. Guba Preface About the Author 1. Research in Professional and Public Life 2. The Theory Behind the Practice 3. Setting the Stage: Planning a Research Process 4. Look: Gathering Data 5. Think: Reflection and Analysis 6. Act: Action Plans -- Implementing Sustainable Solutions 7. Strategic Planning 8. Reports: Informing Stakeholders 9. Action Research and the Internet References Index
Ernest T. Stringer is author of numerous influential books on action research, including Action Research in Education (2008), Action Research in Health (with Bill Genat, 2004), and Action Research in Human Services (with Rosalie Dwyer, 2005). After an early career as primary teacher and school principal, Stringer served as lecturer in education at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. From the mid-eighties, based at Curtin's Centre for Aboriginal Studies, he worked collaboratively with Aboriginal staff and community people to develop a wide variety of innovative and highly successful education and community development programs and services. As visiting professor at the University of New Mexico and Texas A&M, he has taught research methods courses and engaged in projects with African American and Latino community and neighborhood groups. As a UNICEF consultant, he recently engaged in a major project to increase parent participation in the schools in East Timor. Stringer has served (until prior to publication of this book) as a member of the editorial board of the Action Research Journal and is past president of the Action Learning and Action Research Association (ALARA).
"...[W]ell done and certainly the most readable and authoritative [book] on the topic of action research I have seen...As an educator, I found much useful insight in the text and I would certainly recommend it to doctoral students doing research that would benefit from the broader view..." -- Louis H. Berry "...I very much like the book and its approach/philosophy/guiding principles..." -- Pamela L. Clark "It is an excellent resource for teaching Action Research to both graduate and undergraduate students." -- Hollyce Giles