Participatory action research as a process and as a goal

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Participatory action research is presented as a social research method and process and as a goal that social research should always strive to achieve. This paper describes the key features and strengths of participatory action research, and briefly analyses its role in promoting social change through organisational learning in three very different kinds of organisations. It is argued that participatory action research is always an emergent process that can often be intensified and that works effectively to link participation, social action and knowledge generation.

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Human Relations
46: 175
Sage on behalf of the Tavistock Institute
Sage Publications
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Sage on behalf of the Tavistock Institute

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A : Participatory Approaches : Participatory research 5668