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ERIC Number: EJ1157161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Connecting the Strength of the Research to the Strength of the Team Partnership
Gardner, Morgan; McCann, Ann; Young, Elizabeth; Young, Allie; Brown, Linda; Myles, Carol
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v18 n1 p3-19 2017
This paper explores how a youth-adult team's partnership shaped their participatory action research (PAR) on youth engagement in educational change. Findings revealed that their experiences of partnership shaped their research by: 1) enhancing their relations with participants; 2) improving their capacity to navigate research complexities; 3) expanding and deepening their reflection and analysis; and 4) strengthening their research commitment. These results demonstrate the potential interconnectedness between a team's experience of partnership and the strength of the research. In doing so, constructions of youth-adult PAR become more deeply positioned within a participatory paradigm because the quality of team relations can become as important as the research itself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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