Title

“Make sure there is a shady tree”: Participation and action research with Australian aboriginal communities

Document Type

Book Chapter

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

5806

Comments

Guilfoyle, A., Coffin, J., & Maginn, P. J. (2008). Chapter 10 “Make sure there is a shady tree”: Participation and action research with Australian aboriginal communities. In Qualitative urban analysis: An international perspective (pp. 213-240). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Abstract

Participatory action research (PAR) is a qualitative research methodology with a dynamic and powerful potential in both rural and urban contexts. PAR can account for social forces and macro systems of injustice which affect the lives of people within a community and thus achieve what Prilleltensky (2003) termed ‘psychopolitical validity’. This chapter explores its efficacy in research with Australian Aboriginal groups. It is contended that PAR is an invaluable approach in conducting research with such communities. PAR has the potential to empower Indigenous communities in ways that quantitative designs simply cannot.

DOI

10.1016/S1042-3192(07)00209-1

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/S1042-3192(07)00209-1