1.1.3 How EAR works

  • ICT initiative workers develop a research culture through which knowledge and reflection are made integral to ongoing development.
  • The research aims, methods and analysis arise from, and then feed back into, a rich understanding of the particular place.
  • An EAR researcher draws on participatory techniques to involve participants and workers both as informants and as fellow researchers.
  • An EAR researcher listens carefully to what people know from their own experiences and brings this local knowledge into the ongoing processes of planning and acting.