Category Archives for "Appreciative Inquiry"

Appreciating and inquiring with refugees.

Amanda Gebhard and colleagues have published a new paper with ARJ on antiracist action researching with refugees in Canada.  Amanda shares what their antiracist approach using appreciative inquiry look like and writes… “The methodological approach we articulate in this paper is based on a community-based study initiated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our research team – […]


Critical Questions—Seeking Funding. An Exploration through Quotation—posted by Mary Brydon-Miller

Follow the Money Those of us old enough to remember Watergate and the Nixon era probably also remember seeing the film All the Presidents’ Men and the pivotal scene in which Deep Throat (played by Hal Holbrook) advises the young Bob Woodward (played by Robert Redford) to “follow the money”. They do and voilá, “I’m […]


How being appreciative creates change – theory in practice from health and social care in Scotland

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Appreciative Inquiry has been readily caricatured as slavishly focusing on the positive. Here we invite you to revisit it in the form of Appreciative Action Research (AAR). How can we have genuine hope as we seek to work through the major challenges confronting organisations and communities? How do we avoid the ‘ritual dance of attack […]