Making sense of critical participatory action research. Reflections on The Action Research Planner: Doing Critical Participatory Action Research

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International Practice Development Journal, Vol: 6, Issue: 2, Page: 1-3

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Mackay, Maria T
Foundation of Nursing Studies
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After immersing myself in The Research Planner: Doing Critical Participatory Action Research, I believe I have a better understanding of participatory action research and its relationship to the work of Habermas. I feel it has enabled me to align my values and beliefs with Habermas and action research's philosophical underpinnings within the critical theory paradigm. For me this book has clarified how communicative spaces, the theory of communicative action and public spheres are related to participatory methodologies.