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What does PAR stand for?

PAR stands for Participatory Action Research

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She conducted a study during 2006 and 2007 in New York City involving youth participatory action research, which positioned youth ages 17-21 who were seeking or had earned a GED as researchers and experts in their own lives, showing how the GED served not as a gateway to employment or higher education, but as a means to get away from high schools, and that it is an alternative but not equal route to a secondary school credential.
At the grassroots level, CARAM members transmit the voice of migrants and build the evidence base to support advocacy efforts through participatory action research (PAR).
While this open window into the intimate world of participants' lives greatly benefits researchers, one of the underpinnings of participatory action research is that participants benefit from increased consciousness and empowerment which results from their own authentic participation in a reflective and action-oriented process (Epstein, 1995; Fine et al.
In terms of practice, the orientation of our work reflected aspects of a participatory action research approach in as far as we attempted to incorporate the potential for: * the adaptation of the approach to each focus group, in response to the local contexts and priorities * inclusion of, and particular probing in relation to, local content as it emerged during the focus group * participants' empowerment through the research process and methods adopted.
Cornwall, Guijt and Welbourn (1993) is valuable because it brings together in comparative framework five or six of these approaches which are also quite common in Africa: farmer participatory research (FPR), rapid rural appraisal (RRA), participatory rural appraisal (PRA), participatory action research (PAR), Development Education and Leadership Teams in action (DELTA)--a uniquely African approach--and theater for development, which, as we noted, is highly developed in Africa.