An Account of Participatory Action Research Into Three Cooperatives: A Transformative Scientific Approach
Keywords:participatory action research, cooperatives, methodology, social survey, pragmatism
This article relates the experience of a doctoral thesis in economics conducted with three cooperatives using an original approach: a full participatory action research supported by reasoning inspired by pragmatist philosophy. Associating researchers and actors, action research (AR) proves to be relevant to respond to contemporary issues of social innovation and ecological transition, through the coproduction of dual knowledge (scientific and practical). In the present case, its implementation by a researcher-employee-member of a cooperative invites us to study its epistemological and methodological dimensions. Which research approach should be developed to produce new scientifically proven knowledge while supporting cooperative actions? This article is a reflective account of experimentations and aims to provide tools for the implementation of participatory AR in the social and solidarity economy
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