Traditional Research vs.

COPAR
TRADITIONAL COPAR

1. Research has the purpose of Research seeks social transformation identifying and meeting individual needs within the existing social systems 2. Problems are defined by the Problems are the defined by the community members. researchers 3. Research problem is studied by the The community members undertake the investigation researcher 4. Recommendations are based from Community members formulates recommendations the researchers findings

IDEAL COPAR vs. PRACTICED COPAR
Component IDEAL PRACTICED

Time Frame/Mode of 3 – 6 weeks immersion Sometimes 8 -16 hrs/week for 2 -4 weeks Exposure 3-6 weeks duty, 8 hrs/day, 5 -6depending on the time allotted by the days/week school
Methodology/ Survey Form It will vary to the needs of the  Use of ready made survey form from the community and the methodology is school. surveying the participants  Some use survey but just collect data from previous studies  After the survey and analysis have been done  Problem will be coming from the survey form  Any problem too big should not to be prioritized  The fishing rod effect  Programs should not be a one day affair Misjudging complex problems as simple ones Not considering the result of the survey form but the say of the few.

Problem Statement

Implementation

 Fish effect  One day programs

Evaluation

 Reality acceptance  Results are manipulated  After evaluation, there should be No re-implementation re-implementation

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