Posted on July 14, 2008 by Graham Dover
The issue of quality in participatory research is often difficult to nail. Hilary Bradbury and Peter Reason* propose that the answer to the question – are we [researchers] doing good work? – is answered by considering quality in relation to five key issues:
- practical outcomes;
- extended ways of knowing;
- and enduring consequence.
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Posted on July 8, 2008 by Graham Dover
Over the last few weeks I have been grappling with some of the tensions associated with PAR – in particular how “outsiders”, such as academic researchers, can engage with “insiders” , local participants, in ways that somehow meet their often diverse needs. One model that I have found helpful is by Max Elden and Morten Levin* which they outline as “cogenerative learning”.
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