African primary care research : participatory action research
CITATION: Mash, B. 2014. African primary care research: Participatory action research. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 6(1): 1-5, doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.585.
The original publication is available at http://www.phcfm.org
This article is part of the series on African primary care research and focuses on participatory action research. The article gives an overview of the emancipatory-critical research paradigm, the key characteristics and different types of participatory action research. Following this it describes in detail the methodological issues involved in professional participatory action research and running a cooperative inquiry group. The article is intended to help students with writing their research proposal.