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.

Participant Observer Research: An Activist Role

Participant Observer Research: An Activist Role


Traditionally, the participant observer role has called for the researcher to exercise a nonobtrusive research style. One conducts research in a way to minimally disturb the subjects under investigation. I chose to conduct my study of the spread of small group activities in American industry by actively ...

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