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Implementing PAR in a Thai community development context: Engaging a culturally responsive approach

Nuntiya Doungphummes (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Mark Vicars (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia)

Qualitative Research Journal

ISSN: 1443-9883

Article publication date: 10 March 2020

Issue publication date: 9 April 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an account of a PAR project in a Thai community and to discuss the methodological implications of implementing a culturally responsive approach.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on the frameworks for PAR conducted as a community development project with rural Thai communities.

Findings

The paper reviews the use of a PAR approach as a culturally responsive approach and presents an experience of culturally situated research practice.

Originality/value

This paper encourages researchers conducting participatory inquiry to engage in deeper critical reflection on the implications of these methods in keeping with PAR's critical ontological, epistemological and axiological orientation.

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Citation

Doungphummes, N. and Vicars, M. (2020), "Implementing PAR in a Thai community development context: Engaging a culturally responsive approach", Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 205-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-12-2019-0101

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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