Action research for living human systems

Wadsworth, Y 2008, 'Action research for living human systems' in B.Boog,J.Preece,M.Slagter and J.Zeelen (ed.) Towards Quality Improvement of Action Research: Developing Ethics and Standards, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 45-60.


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Title Action research for living human systems
Author(s) Wadsworth, Y
Year 2008
Title of book Towards Quality Improvement of Action Research: Developing Ethics and Standards
Publisher Sense Publishers
Place of publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Editor(s) B.Boog,J.Preece,M.Slagter and J.Zeelen
Start page 45
End page 60
Subjects Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Health and Community Services
Summary This chapter presents a range of issues still facing action research as it begins to take its place institwionally. In revisiting its underlying logic, 'action research ' is proposed as being far more significant in its modus operandi than 'mere technique '. Instead it is conceptualized as the process by which we and all other self-organizing living systems, 'inquire' in order to live. This way of thinking a bow action research has grown 0 111 of 35 years of the author's experience as an action research faciliJator and identifies the familiar cycles of participatOIJ' action research as analogical to the recursive dynamic forms of systemic life, at whatever scale, changing and ordering, moving constantly and relational/y within and between the inner and ower, process and structure.
Copyright notice © 2008 Sense Publishers
ISBN 9789087905927
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