A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care
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Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care by Richard Winter
Book DescriptionAction research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy for inquiry and development in health and social care. It can be used by individuals or groups working independently on their own projects or as a basis for a tutor-led course. It features * an introduction to the theories behind action research and other forms of research related to it *lively case studies from social work, nursing, mental health care and community work * a step-by-step study guide. The theoretical section of the book provides a general definition of action research, compares action research with other forms of social research, outlines the nature of a 'culture of inquiry' in the workplace, and describes the links between action research and service-user research, management,community development, evaluation, reflective practice, feminist research and anti-racist research. This practical study guide covers issues such as preparing a proposal, ethics and principles of procedure, gathering and analysing data, writing a report, the links between action research and critical reflection. It will be particularly useful for groups wishing to undertake action research on an independent basis
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415224833
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Winter
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Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care, Paperback (March 2001)
This book provides a new synthesis of the theories and principles guiding action research, drawn from various disciplines and from the variety of historical traditions of action research work.
Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination, Paperback (October 1999)
This book explains how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education. It argues that there is a role for this imaginative style in an area that has traditionally favoured a more distanced approach.
Professional Competence and Higher Education, Hardback (March 1996)» View all books by Richard Winter
Based on lessons learned from the ASSET programme, a national project to develop a competence-based model of curriculum and assessment, this text presents a research based description of a possible future for higher education and for education of the profession.
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