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.

Participatory Strategies in Agricultural Research and Development

Participatory Strategies in Agricultural Research and Development


Participatory strategies were becoming popular in agricultural research and development in roughly the same period as in industry, beginning in the 1970s and spreading rapidly in the 1980s. The academic interest in worker participation in industry arose decades ...

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