A 4 page research paper that offers a proposal pertaining to a research project on the challenges of commuting by bicycle in Winnipeg. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
listed below. Citation styles constantly change, and these examples may not contain the most recent updates. Bike Commuter Challenges in Winnipeg Research Compiled
By - March, 2012 properly! Participatory research introduction Participatory action research (PAR)
cannot be classified as either quantitative or qualitative as there are aspects of PAR that encompass both of these categories. Some scholars have indicated that it is the relationship between
the researcher and the people or communities who constitute the focus of the research that distinguishes this methodology from other research approaches (Northway, 2010). A diversity of approaches can be
applied to PAR, but its identifying features are characteristics such as having a central focus on community and involving that community in all aspects of the research process (Northway, 2010).
The following proposal for a PAR study focuses on the challenges facing bicycle commuters in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Problem statement/justification and research question One Green City (OGC) was initiated as
a volunteer effort in June of 2006 in order to address the possibility of expanding Winnipegs Active Transportation Study to ensure that the long-term goal of creating a comprehensive route
system promoting commuter bicycling in Winnipeg was achieved (OGC, 2007). As providing a quality lifestyle that encourages healthy living does not occur without work, this study is justified as OGC
requires input on concerning how the benefits attributed to commuter cycling can be achieved. Therefore, the research question for the study is: What are the problems facing commuter cycling and
how can they be addressed? Literature review Current level of cycling for commuting purposes: Research shows that while many citizens of Winnipeg understand the benefits that can be derived