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.

What is Participatory Research? Why do it?

What is Participatory Research? Why do it?

Gina Higginbottom Pranee Liamputtong


In the past few decades, we have seen a surge of work within the paradigm of participatory research (PR). The results have not only raised challenges to the practices of positivist science but have also led to many questions about the construction and use of knowledge and the importance of power relations that permeate the research process. More importantly, this work has brought to light new ideas about the roles of researchers in engaging with communities and local people and the capacity of the two partners to make society more just and equitable.


We will explore the notion that PR provides opportunities for marginalized individuals to ...

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