July 6, 2015
Engaging participants in the research process can be a valuable and insightful endeavour, leading to researchers addressing the right issues, and asking the right questions. Many funding boards in the UK (especially in health) make engaging with members of the public, or targets of the research a requirement in publicly funded research.
While there are similar obligations to provide dissemination and research outputs that are
March 12, 2014
In participatory research, we try to get away from the idea of researchers doing research on people, and move to a model where they are conducting research with people.
The movement comes partly from feminist critiques of epistemology, attacking the pervasive notion that knowledge can only be created by experienced academics, The traditional way of doing research generally disempowers people, as the researchers get to decide what