Research for Social Change


We are often told that research methodology is [or should be] ‘value free’. Such a perspective flies in the face of the recent recognition that whenever we write, research or teach we express the values that guide our lives – this is often refereed to as our ‘standpoint’. Such reflexivity shapes our work whether we acknowledge it or not. For those of us [including myself] who are committed to progressive and liberative theologies ‘Action Research’ methodology offers the perfect model of social research. Here is a short video clip introducing such research for social change.


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