The Process of Conducting an Ecohealth Research Project: A Participatory Action Research Approach
The previous chapter discussed the theoretical and historical basis of community-based participatory research and some basic principles of participatory action research (PAR). It also cautioned against the uncritical adoption and use of concepts such as “community”, “participation” and “empowerment”. This chapter moves beyond the epistemology and ontological basis of PAR, to discussing how participatory action research might be used to conduct an ecohealth research project in the field.
KeywordsFocus Group Discussion Participatory Action Research Healthy Community Strategic Planning Process Develop Country Context
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