March 27

Read:

Brydon-Miller, Mary (2001). Education, research, and action: Theory and methods of participatory action research. In D. Tolman & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), From Subjects to Subjectivities: A Handbook of Interpretive and Participatory Methods, (pp. 76-89). New York: NYU Press.

Chataway, Cynthia (2001). Negotiating the observer-observed relationship: Participatory action research. In D. Tolman & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), From Subjects to Subjectivities: A Handbook of Interpretive and Participatory Methods, (pp. 239-255). New York: NYU Press.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai (1999). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples. London: Zed Books. (pages 142 – 168, Scott Library reserve desk: GN 380 S65 1999)

Write:

Think about a “community” in which you are interested or to which you belong (your extended family, a sports team, a club, a volunteer or work setting, for example). Using as a guide the tables on pages 82 and 245 of the Tolman & Brydon-Miller book as well as the Smith examples, briefly outline how you might set up a participatory action research project for this community and mention a few of the issues that would likely arise in the project.

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