Participatory Action Research: Ethics and Decolonization (Paperback)

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Participatory Action Research: Ethics and Decolonization (Paperback)

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Participatory Action Research (PAR) privileges the involvement of participants as co-researchers to generate new knowledge and act on findings to effect social change. In PAR projects, academic researchers collaborate closely with co-researchers, working from the idea that these individuals,
especially those who are usually marginalized from institutions, can be engaged in meaningful research activities to achieve social justice outcomes in addition to answering research questions. When deployed ethically in collaboration with co-researchers, PAR's participatory element facilitates a
'bottom-up' approach where knowledge is co-created through grassroots or community-based activities.

This book goes beyond a PAR 'how to' manual on the methodology. Rather it synthesizes key learnings in contemporary research, with a distinct focus on the challenging aspects of undertaking PAR in practice and strategies to address these. It provides a clear and user-friendly collection of practical
and contextual examples and presents key pointers on the implications of PAR methods, their strengths and weaknesses, and strategies for the field. These examples will be useful for critical class discussions, as well as to anticipate fieldwork pitfalls and pre-empt challenges through collaborative
approaches.
Caroline Lenette is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Deputy Director of the Big Anxiety Research Centre at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. She is a leading interdisciplinary scholar on participatory, trauma-informed and community-engaged research, andknowledge co-production.
Product Details ISBN: 9780197644966
ISBN-10: 0197644961
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English