What is participatory action research?
This methodological approach involves researchers working collaboratively with people whose lives are affected by the topic being studied. Together, they choose the research questions, decide how to gather and analyze data, and disseminate the results to a wide variety of audiences.
PAR Podcast Episodes
PAR in Action: Peer Navigators for the Health and Wellness of People with Psychiatric Disabilities
Featuring Dr. Patrick Corrigan and Paul Williams of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Health Disparities Center
Download the transcript of the 21 minute episode.
Access these PAR resources from the Chicago Health Disparities Center:
A participatory research manual on involving Black/African American adults with mental health conditions in research
A curriculum to prepare Black/African Americans with mental health conditions as research leaders
A research publication on the use of PAR in examining the health care needs of Black/African Americans who are undomiciled and living with mental health conditions
PAR in Action: Studying Wellness Recovery Action Plan
Featuring Matthew Federici of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and Jessica Jonikas, Center Associate Director