The Action Research Planner : Doing critical participatory action research, Hardback Book

The Action Research Planner : Doing critical participatory action research Hardback


A fully-updated and reworked version of the classic book by Stephen Kemmis and Robin McTaggart, now joined by Rhonda Nixon, The Action Research Planner is a detailed guide to developing and conducting a critical participatory action research project.

The authors outline new views on `participation' (based on Jurgen Habermas's notion of a `public sphere'), `practice' (as shaped by practice architectures), and `research' (as research within practice traditions).

They provide five extended examples of critical participatory action research studies.

The book includes a range of resources for people planning a critical participatory research initiative, providing guidance on how to establish an action research group and identify a shared concern, research ethics, principles of procedure for action researchers, protocols for collaborative work, keeping a journal, gathering evidence, reporting, and choosing academic partners.

Unlike earlier editions, The Action Research Planner focuses specifically on critical participatory action research, which occupies a particular (critical) niche in the action research 'family'.

The Action Research Planner is an essential guide to planning and undertaking this type of research.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200 pages, 11 Tables, black and white; 6 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 200 p. 6 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
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  • Category: Research methods: general
  • ISBN: 9789814560665

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