ERIC Number: ED235375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Participatory Research. An Introduction. Participatory Research Network Series No. 3.
Society for Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi (India).
Participatory research is an approach that calls for a democratic interaction between the researcher and those among whom the research is conducted. While this approach has been implemented with both individuals and groups in a wide variety of settings such as geographic communities, workplace situations, adult learning groups, community issue groups, and regional and national groups or projects, its composition always consists of the following three interrelated processes: collective investigation of problems and issues with the active participation of the constituency in the entire process; collective analysis, in which the constituency develops a better understanding not only of the problems at hand but also of the underlying structural causes of the problem; and collective action by the constituency aimed at long-term as well as short-term solutions to these problems. The application of these methods may be seen in case studies of participatory research projects throughout the world. (Included in this volume are case studies illustrating the application of participatory research and development techniques such as group discussions, public meetings, research teams, open-ended surveys, community seminars, fact-finding teams, the collective production of audiovisual materials, popular theater, and educational camps.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Data Collection, Definitions, Discussion Groups, Educational Research, Field Studies, Holistic Approach, Information Networks, International Programs, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Projects, Social Science Research, Surveys, Teamwork
International Council for Adult Education, 29 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1B2 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Society for Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi (India).