Our aim in this chapter is to develop the view of participatory action research that has shaped our own theory and practice in recent years. We begin with a short overview of the evolution of our own thinking and the influence of several generations of action research. In our chapter for the 2nd edition of this Handbook, we identified several key approaches to action research, the sites and settings where they are most frequently used, several criticisms which have been advanced for each, and key sources to explore them (Kemmis and McTaggart, 2000). The approaches identified were a somewhat eclectic mix: participatory research, classroom action research, action learning, action science, soft systems approaches, and industrial action research. We summarise those approaches again here but do not re-iterate our views of them. We acknowledge the influence of each approach on the field and as stimulus to reflection on our own ideas and practices
|Title of host publication||The Sage handbook of qualitative research , 3rd edition|
|Place of Publication||Thousand Oaks|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Number of pages||46|
|Edition||3rd / 23|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Kemmis, S., & McTaggart, R. (2005). Participatory action research: Communicative action and the public sphere. In The Sage handbook of qualitative research , 3rd edition (3rd / 23 ed., pp. 559-604). SAGE Publications Ltd.