Episode 5

Published on:

13th Oct 2020

Episode 5 - Systemic Action Research with Dr. Blane Harvey

In this episode Adam and Joe share excerpts from a talk by Dr. Blane Harvey, Assistant Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, about his experience of systemic action research in Ghana. We break down each of the phases of his project to identify the facets of quality action research processes.

For further reading about Blane's project you can find references below:

Burns, D., Chambers, R., Harvey, B., Aragon, A. O., Oswald, K., Pettit, J., ... & Wheeler, J. (2012). Action research for development and social change. IDS Bulletin, 43(3) https://bulletin.ids.ac.uk/index.php/idsbo/issue/view/31

Harvey, B., Burns, D., & Oswald, K. (2012). Linking community, radio, and action research on climate change: Reflections on a systemic approach. IDS Bulletin, 43(3), 101-117.


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About the Podcast

The Action Research Podcast
Somehow, the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research.
In the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research, Adam and Joe do a deep dive into the lives, experiences, philosophies, and - of course - investigations of the most well respected action researchers in the field. Hear about their greatest successes and failures, and learn about what makes Action Research unique. If you are passionate about social change, engage in research, or are a budding scholar then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Intended mostly for those interested in research and social change, The Action Research Podcast aims to offer unique and valuable insights for the field through accessible and engaging conversations about the “what” “why” and “how” of Action Research.

The Action Research Team:
Adam Stieglitz, Co-host
Joe Levitan, Co-host
Shikha Diwakar, Production Manager
Vanessa Gold, Sound technician and voice-over specialist

About your host

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Adam Stieglitz & Joe Levitan

Adam is the Co-Founder and Director of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from the University of Louisville

Joe is the Co-founder and Director of the Pallata Community Education Center and an Assistant Professor at McGill University