Part I - Introduction to coaching research Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Theoretical foundations of research - Peter Jackson Chapter 3 - Designing your research project - Elaine Cox Part II - Research strategies Chapter 4 - Grounded theory - Teresa Carmichael and Natalie Cunningham Chapter 5 - Phenomenological approaches - Tatiana Bachkirova, Alison Rose and Roger Noon Chapter 6 - Autoethnography - Juliette Koning and Liam Moore Chapter 7 - Quantitative and statistical approaches - Christine Davies and Annette Fillery-Travis Chapter 8 - Case study research - Andrea D. Ellinger and Rochell R. McWhorter Chapter 9 - Action research - Elaine Cox, Hany Shoukry and Janice Cook Part III - The impact of research Chapter 10 - The experience of research - Elaine Cox and Peter Jackson Chapter 11 - The dissemination and implementation of research-based coaching knowledge - Peter Jackson and Elaine Cox
Elaine is a principal lecturer and the leader of programmes for the International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, where she also directs the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring Programme and supervises doctoral students. She is an experienced researcher, author and editor and has recently co-edited the bestselling book, The Complete Handbook of Coaching, 2nd edition. Her other books with SAGE include Coaching Understood (2013) and she is also the founding editor of The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring.
The authors skillfully break down and map the various paradigms and their associated ontological and epistemological positions. They address the complexities of seemingly conflicting or overlapping concepts, principles and terminology and present this in a logical, coherent manner mapped using comparison tables. -- Tia Moin