Documents/files from websites:

  • Greenwood, D. J., & Levin, M. (2007). Introduction to action research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412984614
  • Harter, Lynn M., et al. Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research. Kendall Hunt Pub. Co., 2011. Read the abstract here.

  • Kemmis, S., McTaggart, R., & Nixon, R. (2013). The action research planner: Doing critical participatory action research. Springer Science & Business Media. Read the abstract here.
  • McNiff, J. (2013). Action research: Principles and practice. Routledge. Read the abstract here.
  • Stoudt, B., Torre, M., Bartley, P., Bracy, F., Caldwell, H., Downs, A., & Yates, J. (2015). Participatory action research and policy change. C., Durose, L. Richardson,(Eds.), Designing public policy for co-production: Theory, practice and change, 125-137. Read the book information here.
  • Torre, María Elena & Fine, Michelle & Stoudt, B. & Fox, Madeline. (2012). Critical participatory action research as public science. APA handbook of research methods in psychology. 171-184. Read the abstract here.
  • Zeller-Berkman, S. (2014). Lineages: A Past, Present, and Future of Participatory Action Research (1st ed.). Oxford University Press. Read the abstract here.

  • Brydon-Miller, Mary & Greenwood, Davydd & Maguire, Patricia. (2003). Why Action Research?. Action Research - ACTION RES. 1. 9-28. 10.1177/14767503030011002. Read the abstract and full article here.
  • Torre, M. E., & Ayala, J. (2009). Envisioning Participatory Action Research Entremundos. Feminism & Psychology, 19(3), 387–393.
  • Stoudt, Brett. (2009). The Role of Language & Discourse in the Investigation of Privilege: Using Participatory Action Research to Discuss Theory, Develop Methodology, & Interrupt Power. The Urban Review. 41. 7-28. 10.1007/s11256-008-0093-y. Read the abstract here.
  • Gust, S. and Jordan, C. The Community Impact Statement: A tool for creating healthy partnerships. Minneapolis, 2006.

Related to PAR Ethics:

  • Brydon-Miller, M., & Greenwood, D. (2006). A re-examination of the relationship between action research and human subjects review processes. Action Research, 4(1), 117–128. Read the abstract here.
  • Elliott, T., & Pedler, M. (2018). Collaborative knowledge and intellectual property: an action learning conundrum. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 15, 18 - 27. Read the abstract here.
  • First Nations Centre. (2007). Considerations and Templates for Ethical Research Practices. Ottawa: National Aboriginal Health Organization. Read the full article here.
  • Greenwood, D. J., Brydon-Miller, M., & Shafer, C. (2006). Intellectual property and action research. Action Research, 4(1), 81–95. Read the abstract here.
  • Littman, D.M., Bender, K.A., Mollica, M., Erangey, J., Lucas, T., & Marvin, C. (2020). Making power explicit: Using values and power mapping to guide power-diverse Participatory Action Research processes. Journal of community psychology. Read the abstract here.
  • Moodie, Sue. (2010). Power, rights, respect and data ownership in academic research with indigenous peoples. Environmental research. 110. 818-20. 10.1016/j.envres.2010.08.005.
  • Schnarch, Brian. (2004). Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP) or Self-Determination Applied to Research: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary First Nations Research and Some Options for First Nations Communities. Journal of Aboriginal Health. 1. 80-95. Read the full article here.


School-related research projects:

Science-related research project:

  • Cammarota, J., & Fine, M. (Eds.). (2010). Revolutionizing education: Youth participatory action research in motion. Routledge. Read the abstract here.
  • Delgado, M., & Staples, L. (2008). Youth-led community organizing : theory and action . Oxford University Press. Read the abstract here.
  • Noffke, S. E., & Somekh, B. (2009). The SAGE handbook of educational action research: Sage. Read the abstract here.
  • Paris, D., & Winn, M. T. (2013). Humanizing research: Decolonizing qualitative inquiry with youth and communities: Sage Publications. Read the description here.

  • Cahill, C. (2010). 'Why do they hate us ?' Reframing immigration through participatory action research. Area, 42(2), 152-161. Read the abstract here.
  • Fox, Madeline. (2015). Embodied Methodologies, Participation, and the Art of Research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 9. 10.1111/spc3.12182. Read the abstract here.


  • Fine, Michelle. (2009). Postcards from Metro America: Reflections on Youth Participatory Action Research for Urban Justice. The Urban Review. 41. 1-6. 10.1007/s11256-008-0099-5. Read the article here.
  • Irizarry, J. (2011). Buscando la Libertad: Latino youths in search of freedom in school. Democracy & Education, 19(1), 1–. Read the abstract here.
  • Red Hook Young Adults. “Real Rites Research: Young Adults’ Experiences of Violence and Dreams of Community-Led Solutions in Red Hook, Brooklyn.” Red Hook Initiative, 2019. Read about their findings here. 


  • Cochran-Smith, M., & Lytle, S. L. (2009). Inquiry as stance: Practitioner research for the next generation. Teachers College Press. Read the abstract here.

  • Giles, H.C. (2014). Risky Epistemology: Connecting with Others and Dissonance in Community-Based Research. Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning, 20, 65-78. Read the abstract and full article here.
  • Hicks, T., Seymour, L., & Puppo, A. (2015). Democratic relationships in service-learning: Moving beyond traditional faculty, student, and community partner roles. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 22(1), 105-109. Read the full article here.
  • Morton, K., & Bergbauer, S. (2015). A case for community: Starting with relationships and prioritizing community as method in service-learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 22(1), 18–32. Read the abstract and find the full PDF here. 


  • Bordeaux, B.C., Wiley, C., Tandon, S.D., Horowitz, C.R., Brown, P.B., & Bass, E.B. (2007). Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts About Community-Based Participatory Research for Peer-Reviewed Journals. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 1(3), 281-288. Read the abstract here.
  • Fine, Michelle & Torre, María Elena. (2004). Re-membering exclusions: Participatory action research in public institutions. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 1. 15-37. 10.1191/1478088704qp003oa. Read the abstract here.


  • Johnson, C. E., Ali, S. A., & Shipp, M. P. (2009). Building community-based participatory research partnerships with a Somali refugee community. American journal of preventive medicine37(6 Suppl 1), S230–S236. Read the summary here.
  • Lightfoot, E., Blevins, J., Lum, T., & Dube, A. (2016). Cultural Health Assets of Somali and Oromo Refugees and Immigrants in Minnesota: Findings from a Community-Based Participatory Research Project. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 27(1), 252–260. Read the abstract here.
  • Miner S, Liebel DV, Wilde MH, Carroll J, Omar S. (2017) Using a Clinical Outreach Project to Foster a Community-Engaged Research Partnership With Somali Families. Progress in Community Health Partnerships : Research, Education, and Action. 11(1):53-59. Read the abstract here.
  • Rajaram, S. S. (2007). An Action-Research Project: Community Lead Poisoning Prevention. Teaching Sociology35(2), 138–150. Read the abstract and full article here.
  • Stanlick, S., & Sell, M. (2016). Beyond superheroes and sidekicks: Empowerment, efficacy, and education in community partnerships. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 23(1), 80–84. Read the abstract and find the full PDF here.

Related to PAR Ethics:

  • Banks, S.M., Armstrong, A.C., Carter, K., Graham, H., Hayward, P., Henry, A., Holland, T., Holmes, C., Lee, A., McNulty, A.M., Moore, N., Nayling, N., Stokoe, A., & Strachan, A. (2013). Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research. Contemporary Social Science, 8, 263 - 277. Read the abstract (and the full article!) here.
  • Baumann, A., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Parra-Cardona, J. R. (2011). Community-based applied research with Latino immigrant families: informing practice and research according to ethical and social justice principles. Family process50(2), 132–148. Read the abstract here.
  • Catriona Mackenzie, Christopher McDowell, Eileen Pittaway, Beyond ‘Do No Harm’: The Challenge of Constructing Ethical Relationships in Refugee Research, Journal of Refugee Studies, Volume 20, Issue 2, June 2007, Pages 299–319, Read the abstract here.
  • Eggerth, Donald & Flynn, Michael. (2010). When the Third World Comes to the First: Ethical Considerations When Working With Hispanic Immigrants. ETHICS & BEHAVIOR. 20. 229-242. 10.1080/10508421003798968. Read the abstract here.
  • Mikesell, Lisa & Bromley, Elizabeth & Khodyakov, Dmitry. (2013). Ethical Community-Engaged Research: A Literature Review. American journal of public health. 103. 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301605. Read the abstract here.

UCPAR Collaboration

  • Clark-Taylor A. (2017). Developing critical consciousness and social justice self-efficacy: Lessons from feminist community engagement student narratives. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 21, 81–116. Read the abstract and find the full PDF here.


  • Fine, M., & Torre, M. E. (2006). Intimate details: Participatory action research in prison. Action Research4(3), 253–269. Read the abstract here.