This guide to the essentials of doing participatory methods in a broad range of health contexts covers all of the stages of the research process, from research design right through to dissemination. With chapters from international contributors, each with many years’ experience using participatory qualitative approaches, it provides guidance on. - Ethical issues in Participatory Research - Designing and conduction Participatory Research projects - Data management and analysis - Researching with different populations - New technologies Packed full of up to date and engaging case studies, Using Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health offers a wide range of perspectives and voices on the practicalities and theoretical issues involved in conducting participatory research today. It is the ideal resource for students and researchers embarking upon a participatory research project.

Information and Communications Technologies and the Potentials for Participatory Research

Information and Communications Technologies and the Potentials for Participatory Research

Chris Atchison


There has been an explosion of technologies for enhancing human communication and interaction since the dawn of the public Internet in the early 1990s. While these technologies have become relatively ubiquitous in many societies, little attention has been paid by health and social researchers to the methodological implications that they have for participatory research (PR) (Foth, 2006). It would appear that the majority of research teams employing PR designs in both the health and social sciences have shied away from using information and communications technology (ICT), relying instead on more ‘conventional’ or ‘traditional’ approaches. This reluctance to integrate these new technologies into the PR process may be due ...

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