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Child and Youth Studies
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CHYS 2P51
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Lauren Mc Namara

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Lecture 6What is the difference between critical ethnography and action research Critical Ethnography Action Research Critical ethnography involves just the researcher Action research involves the community members becoming co researchers along with stakeholders in finding change Critical ethnography just empowers individuals to Action research actually goes the step further to show what could be implementing the different strategies and developing a strategy that works best to bring about the positive change Critical ethnography just suggests things for change Where as action research is constantly revising and reviewing plans to make it the most effective What makes action research unique from other types of researchThe approach has been described to be a highly reflective experiential and participatory mode of research in which all individuals involved in the study researcher and subjects alike are deliberate and contributing actors in the research enterprise 178179Action research is like a partnership between the researchers and stakeholderscommunity membersIt uses the people in the study as contributors to the research so they have a voice and a perspectiveThey collaborate with themThe outcome of the research becomes intertwined within the projectIt applies the results to improve lives of stakeholdersThe process o Sharing the results with the participants o Repeat o The goal is to help the group studyingo Make sure to keep people informed throughout your studyUnlike all other types of research What is the role of the action researcherThe approach has been described to be a highly reflective experiential and participatory mode of research in which all individuals involved in the study researcher and subjects alike are deliberate and contributing actors in the research enterprise 178179Action research represents a viable practical strategy for social science studies requiring systematic organized and reflective investigation p178Embraces principles of participation and reflection and empowerment and emancipation of people and groups interested in improving their social situation or condition p178Primary tasks o To uncover or produce information and knowledge that will be directly useful to a group of people through research education and sociopolitical actiono To enlighten and empower the average person in the group motivating them to take up and use the information gathered in the research p179Action Research p179A highly rigorous yet reflective or interpretive approach to empirical researchThe active engagement of individuals traditionally known as subjects as participants and contributors in the research enterpriseThe integration of some practical outcomes related to the actual lives of participants in this research projectA spiraling of steps each of which is composed of some type of planning action and evaluation
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