"An integrative book by a grandmaster of the field is a treasure. Yoland gives us, not only a rich book on engaging in social research, but also a deep insight into her own thought processes of how to work with issues and questions, and to work with people who care and who want to change structures. This is a book which invites us to develop our own integration of who we are and how we work."
- David Coghlan, Trinity College Dublin, author of Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization.
"Highly original… an ambitious integration of concepts. Credible and useful. Grounded in pioneering empirical research."
- Professor Danny Burns, University of West England
"This work is unquestionably original and in major ways innovative."
- Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney
"Brilliant...I'm not aware of any other book of this nature. The examples are impressive."
- Linette Hawkins, social work educator
"In this the third and final text in her life’s work trilogy [Wadsworth] displays an extraordinary capacity to integrate many different perspectives, theories, constructs and approaches within an overarching accessible framework. She puts those perspectives and approaches in dialogue with each other, and provides the reader with a way to navigate the labyrinth created by the intersection of inquiry and practice. Her own depth of experience and accomplished capacity for reflection as both a practitioner and inquirer make her insights important and innovative. Her style of writing, presenting and engaging the reader is uniquely her own–and therefore quite original…. Wherever people are engaged in trying to make the world a better place and open to undertaking inquiry as a part of that process, this book will be a welcome addition to their journey."
- From the Foreword by Michael Quinn Patton, author of Utilization-Focused Evaluation