participatory action research


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participatory action research

a form of ACTION RESEARCH. If the goals of traditional research have generally been restricted to trying to know, or understand aspects of society, participatory action research aims to change that which is studied. For this reason it is inherently political and involves researchers and researched working together to identify and resolve issues in a particular area. Thus, compared with more conventional research methods and approaches, participatory action research is more akin to PRAXIS in that assumes knowledge comes from interactive engagement with the world.
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Abbreviations: LCoGS, Lancet Commission on Global Surgery; DIS, Dissemination and Implementation Science; NSOAP, National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plan; PAR, participatory action research. Table 2.
"Critical Reflections on Social Injustice and Participatory Action Research: The Case of the Indigenous Ayta Community in the Philippines." Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences 5: 548-52.
Participatory action research technique was selected as the most relevant approach because it was deemed most appropriate for the hands-on small-scale research project where the issues and problems were real and new to the workplace (11).
A participatory action research methodology was deployed for the reflective evaluation stage (Kemmis, 2008; McIntyre, 2008).
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At times, reflection includes representatives of those directly affected by any proposed changes, such as in participatory action research or community-based collaboration.
With similar projects implemented in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the areas covered apply participatory action research, where community-based approaches are tested by farmers to see which farming practices adapt best in their climate to ensure resiliency and food security.
Selener (1997) defined Participatory Action Research as "a process through which members of an oppressed group or community identify a problem, collect and analyze information, and act upon the problem in order to find solutions and promote social and political transformation" (p.
Participatory action research was used to engage youth researchers and community participants in planning, designing and evaluating community workshops.

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