Category Archives for "AR Practice"

Action research in procurement management; evidence from selected lower local government authorities in Tanzania

Abstract on behalf of Geraldine A Rasheli The aim of the paper was to show how opportunities provided by Action Research models could solve problems related to procurement management in three selected lower local government authorities in Tanzania. It builds on Marja Liisa Swantz’s participant research. Three phases of Action Research were adapted from


How different approaches to taking pictures influences participation in a photovoice project

Abstract on behalf of Katherine Bendell and John Sylvestre Photovoice involves participants using cameras to document their thoughts and experiences related to an important theme in their everyday lives. Photovoice places the critical data collection tool, a camera, in the control of the participants themselves. Thus, the knowledge that is generated from a photovoice project […]


Involving incarcerated individuals in the research process: Perspectives of key stakeholders

Abstract on behalf of Mark E Johnson, Christiane Brems, Michael E Mills, and Gloria D Eldridge Given the considerable potential for participatory action research in correctional settings, this study gathered stakeholders’ perspectives on involving adults in custody throughout the research process. Using mixed methods, the study identified participants’ level of interest in involving prisoners in […]


Knowledge-making on ‘ageing in a smart city’ as socio-material power dynamics of participatory action research

Abstract on behalf of Tiina Suopajärvi This article investigates participatory action research workshops from the perspective of feminist new materialism by asking, how we came to know ageing in the smart city of Oulu in northern Finland through collaborative workshops which aimed to include seniors into public service design. The most meaningful socio-material components in […]


Analyzing and communicating action research data: Practical approaches to conveying the quality and texture of experience

Blog post by Megan Reitz Have you ever settled down to write about your experience of a phenomenon and felt frustrated by how difficult it is to convey the richness and complexity of that experience? In my research I was attempting to explore and illustrate the relational, dialogic ‘space-between’ leader and follower using Martin Buber’s […]