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Participatory action research (PAR): revisiting the history, concept and ethics

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dc.contributor.author Reza, Md. Hasan
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-10T04:10:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-10T04:10:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/396
dc.description.abstract Participatory Action Research (PAR), a dominant mode of praxis, is increasingly gaining its status in the mainstream academia. The uniqueness of PAR, where social investigation, education and social actions converge, aimed at transforming the institutional arrangements of a society into more of an equitable form. This paper explores the historical, epistemological and ideological standpoints of PAR and explains its propositional encompassments. The debate around the philosophy of social science, especially qualitative vs. quantitative research, provides the necessary context to comprehend where PAR stands. The historical overview explicates the genesis of PAR and its contemporary status. The ethical issues in PAR indicate its inherent tensions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BRAC University Journal, BRAC University;Vol.4, No.2,pp. 27-34
dc.subject Participatory action research en_US
dc.subject Positivist paradigm en_US
dc.subject Constructivist/interpretive Paradigm en_US
dc.subject Ethics in research en_US
dc.title Participatory action research (PAR): revisiting the history, concept and ethics en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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