In Action Research: Living Theory, authors Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead set out their vision of what action research should be and can be in the 21st Century. This brilliantly-written, passionate, and compelling book, defines the philosophy behind action research and the process of doing action research for all those interested in this fast growing area. It establishes the foundations of action research as a discipline, and roots action research as a compassionate, ethical, and politically-engaged form of inquiry. This book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Action Research.
Part 5: Testing our Claims to Educational Knowledge
This part deals with how we test our claims to educational knowledge. It contains one chapter:
- Into new research
- How do we modify our concerns, ideas and practices in the light of our evaluations?
We explain how conducting our research, and testing its evidence base in terms of the learning of practitioner action researchers, has enabled us to claim with some confidence that we are achieving our values-based aims of contributing to the education of the practitioner educational research community, and possibly also to the education of the academic educational research community.[Page 154]