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Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research

248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Through a rejection of the traditional separation between the researcher and the research setting, this volume discusses a philosophy in which the researcher is fully involved in the process of organizational learning and change. William Foote Whyte and his collaborators outline the theory and methods behind participatory action research, weigh up its strengths and weaknesses and then present cases where this research strategy has been used in both industry and agriculture from a variety of countries on four continents.
William Foote Whyte
William Foote Whyte, Davydd J Greenwood and Peter Lazes
Participatory Action Research
Through Practice to Science in Social Research

Larry A Pace and Dominick R Argona
Participatory Action Research
A View from Xerox

Anthony J Constanza
Participatory Action Research
A View from ACTWU

Jose Luis Gonzalez Santos
Participatory Action Research
A View from FAGOR

Chris Argyris and Donald Schon
Participatory Action Research and Action Science Compared
A Commentary

William Foote Whyte
Comparing PAR and Action Science
Richard E Walton and Michael Gaffney
Research, Action and Participation
The Merchant Shipping Case

Max Elden and Morton Levin
Co-Generative Learning
Bringing Participation into Action Research

Jan Irgen Karlsen
Action Research as Method
Reflections from a Program for Developing Methods and Competence

Robert E Cole
Participant Observer Research
An Activist Role

William Foote Whyte
Participatory Strategies in Agricultural Research and Development
Ramiro Ortiz
A Joint Venture in Technology Transfer to Increase Adoption Rates
Richard Maclure and Michael Bassey
Participatory Action Research in Togo
An Inquiry into Maize Storage Systems

Sergio Ruano
The Role of the Social Scientist in Participatory Action research
Douglas E Horton
Social Scientists in International Agriculture Resarch
Ensuring Relevance and Conributing to the Knowledge Base

William Foote Whyte

William Foote Whyte

William Foote Whyte, a sociology professor known for his work with urban gangs, died July 16. He was eighty-six. A 1936 graduate of Swarthmore, he earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago. He began teaching on the Hill in 1948 as one of the first ILR professors. The title of his autobiography, Participant Observer, reflects his approach to academia--that a researcher can be a positive force for social change. "If there is a common theme in my work, it is my commitment to social exploration," he wrote. "Fieldwork fascinates me. I want to explain what is out there." ... More About Author

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