Category Archives for "action research"

“Power-with” structures in complex healthcare systems: Gladys Yinusa Interviews Hilary Bradbury

 “Action researching means we’re reflecting together. We’re bringing stakeholders into inquiry for change to their own experience. In the healthcare world it is not just because we respect patients that we include them. Although that is true. It is also because we end up with better information when there are more eyes, more hearts and […]


Educators – ARJ Call for Papers

Melissa Parenti, Ed.D. & Cherese Childers-McKee, Ph. D. are Assistant Teaching Professors and Action Research Doctoral Curriculum Leads in the Graduate School of Education in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Melissa and Cherese are leading a new call for papers (CFP) as associate editors for ARJ.  Deadline for papers is October 1.  […]


Spiritual Midwifing on a virtual, global platform. Crowther et al, 2021.

Dr. Susan Crowther’s and colleagues’ article describes how they employ cooperative inquiry (CI) –  a participatory action research (PAR) methodology – to explore and examine the topic ‘spirituality and childbirth’. CI originates in the work of Peter Reason and John Heron.  But it got an update! Susan explains: “We introduce an exciting innovation outlining how […]


The Inner-Outer Dance for social change. By Andrea Rodericks

Andrea Rodericks works independently with NGOs, social enterprises, and other civil society organizations and networks on program and organizational design and collaboration around complex development challenges. Action research is at the core of her practice. She is based in Goa in India and Atlanta in the US. Andrea is a personal member (“PerMem”) with AR+ […]

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