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Youth Participatory Action Research

Youth participatory action research (YPAR) is a research methodology in which young people study their own social contexts to understand how to improve conditions and engender greater equity within them. Thus, youth become researchers and conduct projects that garner knowledge for bettering their particular circumstances, a knowledge that is integral for creating appropriate and useful practices and policies for young people. Youth researchers in YPAR projects draw from standard social science techniques for conducting research. These techniques may include either or both qualitative and quantitative approaches, including ethnography, interviews, focus groups, survey research, and photo and video documentation.

Youth Creative Expression as Research

Youth also rely on their creative expressive forms such as spoken word, poetry, graffiti art, music, and theater to gather data and present research ...

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