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Participatory Action Research
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Participatory Action Research


Volume: 123
Courses:
Action Research

November 1990 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Overall this volume should be valuable for readers . . . demonstrates the practical and theoretical advantages of incorporating participatory action research in the social science tool kit." --Agricultural Systems "I recommend this book for researchers, and I also suggest that it be considered seriously by persons grappling with philosophy of social issues." --Journal of Marketing Research "We have a book that deals with a potential revolution in the way organization science is done. . . . The last third of the book, dealing with PAR in agriculture, is of great value. . . . This is a formidable challenge for any of us to take on, but many useful and practical tips are scattered throughout the book, in chapters appropriately written by academics, managers, a union leader, and government administrators. Thus, the message of PAR is embodied in the structure of the book. It is a message we should heed." --Journal of Management "Provides a rich set of insights into the intricacies and challenges encountered in research in applied settings with an agenda toward action." --International Journal of Nursing Studies Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a powerful research tool that unites the work of researcher and client to improve both the topic researched and the research findings themselves. Yet, despite the fact that various forms of PAR have been practiced for decades, no single resource existed that detailed this practical research method. Now, in Participatory Action Research, a distinguished team of contributors takes you step-by-step through this research technique, from the initial design of a project, through data gathering and analysis, to final conclusions and actions arising out of the research. Contributors thoroughly outline the theory and methods behind PAR, weigh its strengths and weaknesses, then present a series of case studies taken both from organizational and agricultural settings. Organizational researchers and consultants, managers, sociologists, or anyone engaged in qualitative or applied research will find Participatory Action Research an invaluable tool.

William Foote Whyte
Introduction
 
PAR IN INDUSTRY
William Foote Whyte, Davydd J Greenwood and Peter Lazes
Participatory Action Research
Through Practice to Science in Social Research

 
Larry A Pace and Dominick R Argona
Participatory Action Research
A View from Xerox

 
Anthony J Constanza
Participatory Action Research
A View from ACTWU

 
Jose Luis Gonzalez Santos
Participatory Action Research
A View from FAGOR

 
Chris Argyris and Donald Schon
Participatory Action Research and Action Science Compared
A Commentary

 
William Foote Whyte
Comparing PAR and Action Science
Richard E Walton and Michael Gaffney
Research, Action and Participation
The Merchant Shipping Case

 
Max Elden and Morton Levin
Co-Generative Learning
Bringing Participation into Action Research

 
Jan Irgen Karlsen
Action Research as Method
Reflections from a Program for Developing Methods and Competence

 
Robert E Cole
Participant Observer Research
An Activist Role

 
 
PAR IN AGRICULTURE
William Foote Whyte
Participatory Strategies in Agricultural Research and Development
Ramiro Ortiz
A Joint Venture in Technology Transfer to Increase Adoption Rates
Richard Maclure and Michael Bassey
Participatory Action Research in Togo
An Inquiry into Maize Storage Systems

 
Sergio Ruano
The Role of the Social Scientist in Participatory Action research
Douglas E Horton
Social Scientists in International Agriculture Resarch
Ensuring Relevance and Conributing to the Knowledge Base

 
William Foote Whyte
Conclusions

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