Community-led Action Research
Commmunity-led action research is a way of doing research where the issue to be researched, the way the research is carried out, and how the research results are used is decided by the community.
This makes community-led action research different from traditional research which tends to be conducted on the community by researchers from outside the community.
What we do
SCDC has strongly supported community-led action research for many years. We have developed resources to help people to carry out community-led action research, and have supported many community groups and organisations to use these resources in carrying out their own research.
This report aimed to develop learning, take actions, improve practice and reflect together on opportunities and challenges in the current context.
SCDC and the Poverty Alliance worked with ten community organisations to co-design a resource framework which could be used to support communities across Scotland to conduct their own inquiries into the issues affecting them.
Training: Learn about the core values and processes of a community-led action research approach.
SCDC developed this toolkit for Argyll & Bute Council, to support local community organisations to carry out community-led action planning
ARC is to help community and voluntary groups carry out research in and with their communities.
Action research news
The Scottish Community Development Centre and The Poverty Alliance have announced a new support resource for community-led action research
The Knowledge Translation Network is asking community organisations and other stakeholders to give feedback on a new resource on community involvement in evidence.