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date: 26 January 2020

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Participatory action research (PAR) in the twenty-first century asserts a democratization of who has the right to create knowledge, engage in participatory processes, research social conditions, and take action on issues that impact their lives. PAR is an approach to doing research that is based on a set of commitments. PAR theory and practice is a collective creation, benefiting from the thoughtful work of hundreds of people from more than sixty countries. This chapter traces three of PAR’s historical lineages, explores a current convergence of lineages called critical PAR, and offers some areas for future consideration.

Keywords: Participatory action research, critical participatory action research, action research

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