Category Archives for "AR Practice"

Hermosa Vida and increasing connectedness through community health partnerships

colorful painting on side of a building in a children's style--children, flowers, sunshine

Partnerships with different organizations can be enticing when we — social justice activists and researchers – plan how to reduce inequality in health. Like many projects, Hermosa Vida, began with great enthusiasm as people from different agencies and communities conceived of a complicated plan in 2010. This plan involved the planting of seeds of engagement […]


Incremental transformation for poverty alleviation among rural women in Bangladesh

We discovered some key lessons for developmental practice through a transdisciplinary action-research project in with rural women in Bangladesh. We knew that short-term, linear, externally funded, project-based approaches to complex problems are often unsuccessful and so we had to take a different approach. What we found was that through our action research with Bangladeshi women […]


What stories to tell? Knowledge exchange in CBPR

Researchers in the field of Aboriginal health generally have a keen interest in ‘participating in change’ to address the ongoing injustices experienced by Aboriginal peoples. Perhaps the most promoted methods for this purpose are those described as Indigenous methods and action research. Criteria of authenticity are generally used to assess the quality of research. In […]


Learning from the experiences of others: An interview with Dr. Marja-Liisa Swantz

Dr. Swantz in Iramba

What is and what is not PAR? How can emerging scholars effectively use PAR methods to bring about community change and social justice? What is the future of PAR? These are the questions we had in mind when we decided to obtain answers by interviewing Dr. Marja-Liisa Swantz, a distinguished participatory action research expert whose […]


Action research to support the integration of social media in the classroom

“I’m excited for this piece because it begins adding to the body of works with social media and technology in both learning environments and using an action research approach. The authors tell a clear story that will be useful to educators and action researchers outside of the field of education because this manuscript highlights changes […]

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