Original Research - Special Collection: Primary Care Research Methods

African primary care research: Participatory action research

Bob Mash
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 6, No 1 | a585 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.585 | © 2014 Bob Mash | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 August 2013 | Published: 05 March 2014

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Bob Mash, Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


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Abstract

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.


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Primary care research, participatory action research, research proposal writing

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