Participatory research challenges the academic tradition in which the scientist is at the center of decisions in the research process. Inspired by popular education, this approach allows members of the community to question their living conditions and develop solutions to improve them from a social justice perspective.
These guides were developed and tested as part of two participatory action research projects carried out by Oxfam-Québec with young people (18–30 years old). The two guides provide the key steps to carry out research, build a questionnaire, develop a collective action plan and measure the impacts of the actions implemented.
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