This book covers the background, process, and tools needed to introduce and guide students through to a successful action research (AR) project. Included are how to initiate, plan, and complete AR within all types of organizations in business, nonprofit, and public administration. Graphic organizers and a modular sequence of topics help students manage the steps involved in AR practice. A protocol for weekly report writing, informed consent documentation, and clear guidelines for final analyses and report writing give graduate students the efficient format they need. This book teaches theory by interweaving discussion of the major content areas and stories of student success with the concepts that impact practice.

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The Proposal and Ethics

The proposal and ethics

Now that you have the basic idea of what AR and PAR are, as well as the steps involved and why you should use them, we will move on to some important ideas that need to be understood before beginning your own research project. The understanding of these basic concepts will help you create a solid research proposal, a necessary first step in an academic setting. There are some specific considerations you will need to be aware of when you are doing research in your place of employment or another location where you are considered an insider. As in any research endeavor, there are many ethical considerations that must be given considerable attention in order to maintain a ...

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