The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of - the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the history and traditions that underpin qualitative research in the field. The chapters in this volume have been arranged into four thematic parts: Part One: Influential Traditions underpinning qualitative research: positivism, interpretivism, pragmatism, constructionism, critical, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, postcolonialism, critical realism, mixed methods, grounded theory, feminist and indigenous approaches. Part Two: Research Designs: ethnography, field research, action research, case studies, process and practice methodologies. Part Three: The Researcher: positionality, reflexivity, ethics, gender and intersectionality, writing from the body, and achieving critical distance. Part Four: Challenges: research design, access and departure, choosing participants, research across boundaries, writing for different audiences, ethics in international research, digital ethics, and publishing qualitative research.
Chapter 18: Action Research: Knowing and Changing (in) Organizational Contexts
Action Research: Knowing and Changing (in) Organizational Contexts
The Action Research (AR) approach occupies an important and innovative position in the varied field of qualitative research for business and management. By incorporating different positionings, epistemic stances, and distinctive features and methods, AR challenges the traditional ways to interpret research, generate knowledge, and view change.
In terms of knowledge production, it goes beyond the boundaries of traditional theoretical and disciplinary approaches, which define research topics and establish a ...