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.

A Cross-Cultural Approach with East-Asian Epistemology: Developing Soft Skills in Action Research
A cross-cultural approach with East-Asian epistemology: Developing soft skills in action research
Noriyuki Inoue
Overcoming hard problems

Action research is a methodology that attempts to capture the complexity of professional and everyday activities in organic manners. Its research process is always ‘live', incorporating a wide variety of intrapersonal and interpersonal issues that dynamically interact with the research process. Consequently, a challenge that can emerge in the action research process is to work with others – your supervisors, colleagues, students, and partners who do not necessarily share the same perspectives and beliefs as you. Encountering such a situation is unavoidable in action research since our activities to improve the conditions of our lives often involve working ...

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