Action Research for Citizen-Led Change


November 6 - November 23, 2018
Application deadline: April 30, 2018


This program covers the basics of participatory action research for citizen-led change. Participants will design their own action research initiative step-by-step, learning about the principles and methods appropriate for different research purposes.  Examples of action research around the world will build on the experience of course participants, and include a field visit to a local community. 

Personal benefits

  • Develop skills in research ethics; understand the research cycle and the role of community members; collaborative research design; evaluation of different research methods and tools for their contribution to citizen action; listening, analysis and interpretation
  • Learn the theoretical foundations and critical issues, in community-based research for citizen action
  • Understand and appreciate different ways of knowing, the power of different knowledge holders and strategies for collaborating with multiple stakeholders

Organizational benefits

  • Increase its capacity to design and coordinate research that contributes to citizen-led action.
  • Improve its ability to critically evaluate research and researchers;
  • Exercise greater influence in the development field as stewards of ethical and effective research practice

Who should take the program?

This program is designed for experienced development practitioners who are interested in developing a critical awareness of research practice in order to inform decisions about applied research design and practice for citizen-led development.

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