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Action research partnerships: contributing to evidence <i>and</i> intelligent change

Steve Cropper, Helen Snooks, Angela Evans, Janet Pinder and Kevin Shales

in Community health and wellbeing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348180
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.003.0004
Action research partnerships: contributing to evidence and intelligent change

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This chapter evaluates the usefulness of action research partnerships in investigating and addressing health inequalities. It describes some aspects of the experience in action research that sought to engage directly and wholeheartedly with communities and explains the different conception of action research. The chapter discusses the importance of balancing the relationship between action and research and provides a brief commentary on the organisation of action research, particularly the possibilities for division of labour across participants.

Keywords: action research; health inequalities; communities; research; division of labour

Chapter.  11954 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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