The third edition of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents a fully updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters written by key figures in the field covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous editions, editor Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed the third edition to take a strong international approach to the topic of action research and thus expanding the already-impressive scale and scope of the work. In essence, the third edition follows in the footsteps of the landmark previous editions by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

The Practice of Teaching Co-Operative Inquiry
The practice of teaching co-operative inquiry
Lyle Yorks

Co-operative inquiry (CI) is a form of action research that is based on the seminal work of John Heron and his colleague Peter Reason. Grounded in an extended epistemology for researching human experience through participatory human inquiry, a key tenet of CI is doing research ‘with’ people, not ‘on’ or ‘about’ people (Heron, 1992; Heron, 1996; Heron and Reason, 1997; 2001; 2008). In CI all participants who are part of the inquiry collaborate as simultaneous co-researchers and as co-subjects going through repeated cycles of action and reflection while inquiring into a shared compelling question. As such CI involves a paradigm shift from the subject–object split in which researchers do research ‘on’ subjects. ...

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