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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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What to Do and How to Do It …
What to do and how to do it …

At this point, you probably have some ideas of what it is you would like to study, issues you would like to address, and changes you would like to see made. You may even have written parts of your proposal. In order to move forward, you need some practical information on what it is you actually need to do in an AR project. This chapter will give you the detailed instructions you need to complete each step of the AR cycle. Finally, if you are considering using a team or PAR approach, then you will need to learn how to build a good participatory team for your project. ...

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