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 Action Research in Togo: An Inquiry into Maize Storage Systems

Participatory Action Research in Togo: An Inquiry into Maize Storage Systems

RichardMaclure
MichaelBassey

In much of the Third World, participatory action research (PAR) has emerged as part of the search to render development assistance more responsive to the needs and opinions of local people. Although conventional research is generally ...

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