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Author Lawson, Hal A., 1944- author.

Title Participatory action research / Hal A. Lawson, James C. Caringi, Loretta Pyles, Janine M. Jurkowski, Christine T. Bozlak.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  300.72 LAWS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Pocket guides to social work research methods.
Pocket guides to social work research methods.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-189) and index.
Contents Introducing participatory action research / Hal A. Lawson -- Child welfare participatory action research design teams for workforce reconfiguration, organizational innovation, and policy change / Hal A. Lawson and James C. Caringi -- Participatory action research with youth / Christine T. Bozlak and Michele A. Kelley -- A complex, community-based participatory action research design to address obesity in young children and their families / Janine M. Jurkowski, Kirsten Davison, and Hal A. Lawson -- The critical-emancipatory tradition of participatory action research in postdisaster recovery settings in the Global South / Loretta Pyles and Juliana Svistova -- Summary reflections and lessons learned / Hal A. Lawson, Christine T. Bozlak, James C. Caringi, Loretta Pyles, and Janine M. Jurkowski.
Summary "As novel, complex social problems increase, especially those involving vulnerable people who reside in challenging places, the limitations of conventional research methods implemented by just one or two investigators become apparent. Research and development alternatives are needed, particularly methods that engage teams of researchers in real world problem solving while simultaneously generating practice- and policy-relevant knowledge. Research methods that effectively tap the expertise of everyday people, especially those impacted by these targeted social problems, are a special priority because academic researchers often lack experiential knowledge that stems from direct, everyday encounters with these vexing problems. Participatory action research (PAR) responds to these manifest needs. It provides a methodological structure and operational guidelines for preparing and deploying people from various walks of life as co-researchers, and it provides a proven strategy for generating practice- and policy-relevant knowledge as problem-solving in real world contexts proceeds."--Publisher's website.
Other author Caringi, James C., author.
Pyles, Loretta, author.
Jurkowski, Janine M., author.
Bozlak, Christine T., author.
Subject Social sciences -- Research.
Action research.
Communities -- Research.
Social participation.
Group problem solving.
ISBN 0190204389