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Active and accountable social inquiry : implications and examples

Show simple item record Romm, Norma R. A. 2017-09-05T12:31:29Z 2017-09-05T12:31:29Z 2014-12-31
dc.identifier.citation Romm, N. R. A. (2014). Active and Accountable Social Inquiry, Participatory Educational Research (PER), Vol. 1(2), pp. 13-20. en
dc.identifier.issn 2148-6123
dc.description Inaugural lecture published en
dc.description.abstract This article is based on my inaugural lecture that I delivered at the University of South Africa on 6 November 2013. The topic of the inaugural lecture was “active and accountable social inquiry” In the inaugural address I focused on what it might mean to practice what I call active as well as accountable social research. I explained the various research contexts in which I, with colleagues, have used the term “active” to characterize research where responsibility is taken for the possible impacts that research endeavours have in the social world of which research is a part. I also indicated that active research implies that one engages research participants in processes of research/inquiry. This engagement implies that the research is not led solely by the initiating researchers, but is a product of a variety of inputs and decisions about the meaning of the research and its potential action implications. The approach to active research that is detailed in this article is pertinent to this journal on Participatory Educational Research, which is aimed at publicizing various efforts on the parts of researchers to develop a more participatory style of inquiry. Active research is one way of developing such a style. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (8 pages)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Participatory Educational Research en
dc.subject Active research en
dc.subject Accountable research en
dc.subject Research participants en
dc.subject Co-inquiring en
dc.subject Co-learning en
dc.subject.ddc 300.72
dc.subject.lcsh Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh Social sciences -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects en
dc.title Active and accountable social inquiry : implications and examples en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department ABET and Youth Development en

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