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ERIC Number: EJ1408791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Using Participatory Action Research to Connect Research Agendas with User Needs: A Crowdsourcing Case Study
Xiufang Li; Judy Burnside-Lawry
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v23 n3 p79-96 2023
Crowdsourcing is a digital method used in business and academia to engage public participation in the provision of services, ideas, or information. This original case study focuses on examining process-based challenges of combining knowledge and skills of diverse crowdsourcing stakeholders in a network for shared learning. Participatory action research (PAR) was selected as the method to reflect all stakeholder agendas during the network's formation. Findings demonstrate a shift in emphasis from initially complying with university funding criteria, to meeting the group's desire for a network that encourages collaboration and capacity development for its users. This result advances understanding of deploying PAR to foster collaboration between crowdsourcing stakeholders for the purpose of forming a sustainable network for shared learning, and thereby informs future critical research pertaining to crowdsourcing policies and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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