Whānau must lead their own development and solutions to work towards individual and collective whānau wellbeing for the future. Whānau are experts of their everyday lived experiences and hold the knowledge of their stories (past and present), aspirations, issues and complex dynamics that exist between whānau members and their extended and external relationships. This paper offers information and insights about articipatory Action Research (PAR) and PAR groups as realistic options when considering methods for research with whānau. In order to achieve this, the paper will describe Participatory Action Research (PAR), whānau PAR groups, alignment with Kaupapa Māori Research, pre-testing application with whānau and feedback received from a whānau PAR group.


Creator | Kaihanga
Moana Eruera
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealands Maori Centgre of Research Excellence, The University of Acukland, New Zealand
Keywords | Kupu
kaupapa, Maori, Participatory Action Research, PAR, whanau
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
This resource is in the public domain
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
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