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Conducting Action Research for Business and Management Students
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Conducting Action Research for Business and Management Students



July 2018 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In Conducting Action Research, Coghlan and Shani explain how action research differs from more detached research methods and provides expert guidance on how to engage effectively with it, helping the reader to complete both a successful research project and produce findings that are useful in an organizational context.

Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method.

Part of SAGE's Mastering Business Research Methods, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support researchers by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis.

 
Chapter 1. Introducing Action Research
 
Chapter 2. Understanding Action Research
 
Chapter 3. Components of Action Research
 
Chapter 4. Conducting Action Research
 
Chapter 5. Examples of Action Research
 
Chapter 6. Conclusions
 
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David Coghlan

David Coghlan is a Professor Emeritus and Fellow Emeritus at the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is author of over 250 articles and book chapters. Recent books include: Collaborative Inquiry in Organization Development and Change (with A.B. Shani, Edward Elgar, 2021), Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (5th ed. Sage 2019); Conducting Action Research for Business and Management Students (with A.B. Shani, Sage 2018), Inside Organizations (Sage, 2016) and he is co-editor of The Sage Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014) and the 4 volume set, Action Research in Business and Management (A.B. Shani, Sage... More About Author

Abraham B. (Rami) Shani

Abraham B. (Rami) Shani is Professor of Management at the Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic University and Visiting International Professor at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His research interests include organizational change and development, collaborative research methodologies, learning in and by organizations, sustainability and sustainable effectiveness. Rami is author, co-author or co-editor of 33 books and over 160 articles and chapters. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Collaborative Management Research (SAGE, 2008) and of the annual series, Research in Organization Change and... More About Author

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