ORCiD

0000-0002-4201-8335

Document Type

Case Study

Publication Title

Sage Publications, Ltd.

ISSN

2572-6803

DOI

10.4135/978144627305014534165

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

Participatory Action Research employs social sciences research methods to develop actionable local knowledge. In seeking meaningful and inclusive ways of generating knowledge together in the workplace, Participatory Action Research practitioner–researchers combine action and reflection with theory and practice to improve local situations and enhance professional practices. Working with and for others, co-researchers evolve learning cycles that are practical and emergent, participatory and collaborative, emancipatory and democratic, and interpretive and local. In this case, the cyclical ‘methods in action’ orientation of Participatory Action Research is illustrated through examples from a North American academic library facility renovation initiative. Practical advice is offered on proposal planning and study implementation in organizational settings. In addition, learning outcomes and discussion questions enable reflective project planning and iterative evaluation.

Comments

ISBN: 978-1473962941

Originally published by SAGE Research Methods located on the SAGE website here: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014534165

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