Action research and bias: lessons from peacebuilding

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Examines the link between relevance and bias. Specifically examines this link for research on peace-building and post-conflict development, arguing that research must be coupled with action to shift power balances. This provides empowerment to help counteract the danger of being involved in the research, especially for those who are not able to leave the situation.

Digital poster: Willems, R. (2013). Practice research in/on peacebuilding and post-conflict development, digital poster #611, from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation Canberra in Australia, online and at co-conferences in Germany, the Netherlands and Uruguay, 8-11 September, 2013. You can access this digital poster as a powerpoint presentation or pdf: http://i2sconference.digitalposter.com.au/posters-list/611.

Video (21 minutes: relevant segment found at 13.00 minutes to 14:45 minutes): This digitial poster was included in a Tour of Digital Posters on Integration and Implementation in Policing and Security by Simon Bronitt available on the I2S channel on YouTube. The tour was presented at the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation held in Canberra in Australia, online and at three co-conferences (Lueneburg in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands and Montevideo in Uruguay), 8-11 September 2013.

Posted: March 2015
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