Techniques and Tools of Participatory Action Research (PAR)

epi's Participatory Strategies Group will organize a catalog of participatory research tools and methods including ethnography, participatory learning and action (PLA), participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and more.  We plan to post diagrams, photos and descriptions of how and when to use these tools.

Selection of PAR tools:

  • Semi-structured individual interviews
  • Transect Walk
  • Venn Diagram 
  • Seasonal Calendars
  • Historical Timeline
  • Matrix
  • Community Mapping
  • Daily Time Use Analysis
  • Linkage and Causal Diagrams
  • Analysis of Secondary Sources
  • Oral History
  • Ethnography, Journaling and Field Reports.