Method of Research in a We-Paradigm, Lessons on Living Research in Africa

  • Gertjan van StamEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 552)


This paper paints a picture of how a method of research in an African we-paradigm looks like. The paper describes living research, where the researcher is an integral part of a community, being a recipient of communal grace and partaker in, and reporter of, the communal development of embodied knowledge.


Africa Method of research We-paradigm Values 



I acknowledge the communal grace of communities throughout Africa that allowed to unearth the principles presented in this paper. Also, I acknowledge the constructive criticism and suggestions of the (unfortunately) unnamed reviewers of the earlier version of this paper.


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  1. 1.Macha WorksChomaZambia

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