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


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.


Primary care research, participatory action research, research proposal writing


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