Review: David Coghlan & Teresa Brannick (2001). Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

John E. Glass


This text provides the philosophic, conceptual, and pragmatic orientation for conducting action research within one's organization. Beginning with a review of the origins of action research, the authors detail the methodology and its relevance to organizational growth and progress. The text is divided into two main sections. The first provides the theoretical foundations for the use of action research within an organizational setting. The second section furnishes an in-depth discussion of the implementation process including potential pitfalls and challenges. Although one can glean all that is necessary to implement such an endeavor from the text, this would not be an approach for a first-time researcher to undertake without comprehensive assistance from a more seasoned researcher.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204446


action research; reflectivity; organizations; qualitative methodology

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