The value of participatory action research for managing a collaborative ICT impact assessment project in Nepal

Lennie, June & Tacchi, Jo A. (2007) The value of participatory action research for managing a collaborative ICT impact assessment project in Nepal. In Australasian Evaluation Society International Conference ‘Doing Evaluation Better', 3-7 September, The Sebel, Albert Park, Melbourne.


This paper outlines our use of participatory action research (PAR), meta-evaluation, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and online collaboration tools to collaboratively plan, manage and evaluate the research project: Assessing Communication for Social Change: A New Agenda in Impact Assessment (ACSC). The main aim of this project is to develop, test and rigorously evaluate a participatory approach to assessing the impacts of communication for social change and development programs conducted by our project partner Equal Access in Nepal. This project is being undertaken by a research team from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Adelaide from 2007-2010 in collaboration with Equal Access - International, a non government organisation (NGO) based in San Francisco, and Equal Access – Nepal, based in Kathmandu.

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ID Code: 10623
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: participatory research, ethnographic action research, communication for social change, radio, nepal, evaluation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:48

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