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Appreciative Inquiry: An approach for learning and change based on our own best practices

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  • Acosta, Anne Starks
  • Douthwaite, Boru
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    Since it was conceptualized in the late 1980s as a research methodology and change paradigm, the technique of ‘appreciative inquiry’ (AI) has proved to be highly effective for capturing the positive features of an organization or social system and energizing the members to strive for higher levels of performance. This Brief outlines the basic principles and methods of AI, describes various domains in which it has been undertaken and provides a recent example of its use in a centre affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

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    Paper provided by Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative in its series ILAC Briefs with number 52516.

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    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ilacbr:52516

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    Keywords: research; methodology; Inquiry; social systems; Agricultural and Food Policy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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