The author discusses the key elements of participatory action research and the importance of engaging with the community population rather than social service providers, and provides some principles of good practice. He describes a case study that involved him and his students.

New England Resource Center for Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Hirsch, Deborah; Couto, Richard A.; and Entin, David, "The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 2001): The Promise of a Scholarship of Engagement" (2001). The Academic Workplace. 11.