Action research has become a popular and well documented methodology within the health care professions, and yet a review of 32 English language research papers using an action research approach reveals a substantial lack of analysis or application of the underlying theoretical and philosophical framework of critical theory.
Negotiating access to an action research site can be seen as the initiation of the collaborative process.
This article considers the theoretical and methodological implications of negotiating research access into a primary health care setting where a change in health promotion methods was anticipated, within the action research paradigm.
Principles from critical theory, including respect for the social, political and economic condition within which practitioners are immersed, along with critical dialogue, incorporation of democratic and emancipatory principles into access negotiations, and reflexivity on the part of the researcher, are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Théorie, Philosophie, Méthodologie, Promotion santé, Soin santé primaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Theory, Philosophy, Methodology, Health promotion, Primary health care
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 96/05 V
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199701.