Title

James, E. A., Slater, T., & Bucknam, A. (2011). Action research for business, non-profits and public administration: A tool for complex times.

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publishing.

Abstract

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.