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.

Chapter 10: Into New Research: How do we modify our concerns, ideas and practices in the light of our evaluations?

Into New Research: How do we modify our concerns, ideas and practices in the light of our evaluations?

This book is one of several current texts that represent for us a transition point in our lifelong action research. We are aware that the focus of our research has changed over recent times. We have developed new interests that, although latent during the lifetime of our research, have recently assumed a new urgency, and demanded attention. In our previous books, which always took the form of progress reports of our research so far, we have focused more on the practicalities of action research, offering advice and guidance to practitioners on how and why to do action research, so that they can improve their professional practice. ...

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