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Co-operative Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition

by Heron J SAGE Publications Ltd
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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of co-operative inquiry: a way of doing research with people where the roles of researcher and subject are integrated.Co-operative inquiry is a distinctive and wide-ranging form of participative research in which people use the full range of their sensibilities to inquire together into any aspect of the human condition. This book offers both an extensive exploration of its theoretical background and a detailed practical guide to the methods involved. Topics covered include: a critique of established research techniques; the underlying participative paradigm of co-operative inquiry; the epistemological and political aspects of participation; different types of co-operative inquiry and the range of inquiry topics; ways of setting up inquiry groups and enabling their development; four kinds of inquiry outcome and the primacy of the practical; the main stages of the inquiry cycle, highlighting key issues for practice at each stage; and special skills and procedures used for enhancing validity.Co-Operative Inquiry will encourage and support students, researchers, practitioners and people in all walks of life who are looking for a way of doing research, whether in social or natural science, that makes participative forms of knowing and decision-making central to its method.

Introduction Research Method and Participation Overview of Co-operative Inquiry Initiating an Inquiry Group Stages of the Inquiry Cycle Inquiry Outcomes Radical Memory and Inquiry Skills Validity Procedures Validity and Beyond A Postconceptual Worldview Arguments for Co-operative Inquiry

John Heron, International Centre Cooperative Inquiry