Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 to 10 now focus particularly on being an insider action researcher and explore important topics to help you work specifically with the insider perspective.

Figure 8.1 represents how research can be viewed along a continuum which reflects the intended focus of the research for both for you the researcher and system of which you are a member. The axes represent a commitment to intended self-study in action by either or both researcher and system from no such commitment. The grid acts as a mechanism for subject and process selection. You may select a subject, based on (a) a desired outcome for yourself and/or your system, (b) the opportunity or access to areas of the organization, and (c) your sense of your possession of the level of skill required to work in any particular quadrant.