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ERIC Number: ED533227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Exploring Action Research as an Approach to Interactive (Participatory) Evaluation
Chaudary, Imran Anjum; Imran, Shahida
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This investigation seeks to understand "action research" as an approach to "interactive form of evaluation". The first half of the investigation illuminates the approach with the help of the selective body of literature and the second half draws attention to its application in the field with the help of an authentic evaluation plan. Action research evaluation, contrary to the traditional evaluation practice, challenges and shifts the paradigms by centralizing the practitioners in the knowledge production and by equalising the powers between evaluators and practitioners, thus, strengthens voice, organization and action. Despite its limitations or challenges, this form of evaluation involves and is useful to the programme's end-users with respect to their contexts, concerns, interests and problems; acknowledges and extensively benefits from the knowledge and experiences of key stakeholders; endorses the collective methods of knowledge creation in contrast to authoritarian, single-handed conclusions for others to follow for future planning; and finally, shares powers and outcomes with the stakeholders. (Contains 9 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan