Introduction 1. Prologue: What do I need to know about action research? Why do I need to know it? Part I: Designing and Planning Your Text 2. Getting ready to write: designing and planning 3. What goes into your text? How do you communicate with your reader? 4. Developing communicative competence: writing for a reader Part II: Writing and Producing a Text 5. Learning to be a writer: engaging with the literatures 6. Learning to produce a text: the writing process 7. How do I write an action research report or masters dissertation? Part III: Reflecting and Evaluating 8. How is the quality of an action research text judged? 9. The significance of your writing 1.0 Where now? References
Jean McNiff is Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK. She also holds visiting professorial positions at Beijing Normal University and Ningxia Teachers University, People's Republic of China, and Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway. She has written widely on action research in education. Jean also offers writing workshops and support on doing and writing practice-based research across disciplines and professions. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and through her website at www.jeanmcniff.com.