Participatory action research in health systems: a methods reader
The purpose of the methods reader is to inform, motivate and strengthen the practice of participatory action research. It is organized in five parts and seeks to explain:
- Key features of participatory action research and the history and knowledge paradigms that inform it;
- Processes and methods used in participatory action research, including innovations and developments in the field and the ethical and methods issues in implementing it; and
- Communication, reporting, institutionalization and use of participatory action research in health systems.
As a tool to support understanding and learning, the reader uses explanatory text backed by references and resources. It includes examples of participatory action research across high-, medium- and low-income settings and across all regions globally.
Loewenson R, Laurell AC, Hogstedt C, D’Ambruoso L and Shroff Z (2014). ‘Participatory action research in health systems: a methods reader’. Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) in association with Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC), Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada