Reflections on participatory research

Pain, Rachel and Francis, Peter (2003) Reflections on participatory research. Area, 35 (1). pp. 46-54. ISSN 0004 0894

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Participatory research approaches are increasingly popular with geographers in developed as well as developing countries, as critical qualitative methodologies which at their best work with participants to effect change. This paper adds to recent debates over the methodologies, practices, philosophical and political issues involved. Drawing on a project on young people, exclusion and crime victimization in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, we discuss the limitations of participatory diagramming and illustrate some of the social and political barriers to meaningful participation in, and action from, this type of research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crime victimization, England, Newcastle upon Tyne, participatory diagramming, participatory research, young people
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 12:08
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:30

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