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About Participatory Action Research

Participatory action research is a recognized form of experimental research that focuses on the effects of the researcher's direct actions of practice within a participatory community. This "learning by doing" approach to research is a cyclical process in which groups of people identify a problem, attempt to resolve it, see how successful their efforts were, and if not satisfied, try again.

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Try a variety of terms in addition to participatory action research, such as:

  • community participation
  • community driven
  • community based
  • public participation
  • stakeholder OR stakeholders
  • citizens OR citizen

Books on Participatory Action Research

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