The third edition of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents a fully updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters written by key figures in the field covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous editions, editor Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed the third edition to take a strong international approach to the topic of action research and thus expanding the already-impressive scale and scope of the work. In essence, the third edition follows in the footsteps of the landmark previous editions by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.
Chapter 7: Systematization of Experiences: A Practice of Participatory Research from Latin America
In this chapter we present how we understand and systematize our experiences with social movements and organizations. It is structured in three parts: the first summarizes research experiences in which the authors have accompanied systematization processes; the second addresses some methodological features of systematization; and the third presents principles for making methodological decisions when systematizing experiences.
Systematization of experiences first arose in response to challenges in the fields of social work, adult education, and community education (see Streck and Jara Holiday, Chapter 46, this volume). In community education systematization is aimed at assisting community groups and ...