Here is a book to inspire, inform, and guide action researchers and enhance the quality and effectiveness of their projects. It provides a practical guide for practitioners who are undertaking research in their own workplaces. There are frameworks for planning and developing action research projects along with practical examples. These examples are backed with a comprehensive description of the principles of action research.
Action Research: A Developmental Approach is written for teachers and managers in all sectors of education, from early childhood centres to tertiary institutions. It will appeal to action researchers at all stages of the continuum from novice to expert.
Dr Carol Cardno is Head of the School of Education at UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Her interest in action research dates from her own participation in action research projects in the mid-1980s.