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.

Designing Participatory Research Projects

Designing Participatory Research Projects

Helen Vallianatos Emina Hadziabdic Gina Higginbottom


Participatory research (PR) is exciting for researchers who are committed to conducting research that is committed to social equity and justice, as it provides a paradigm that recognizes the value of contributions from study participants, community partners and other stakeholders. Organizing and collaborating with a diverse array of individuals and groups requires time and a variety of skills to balance an assortment of needs and concerns throughout the research process. Successful PR requires collaborative efforts between researchers and community partners from the initiation of a project, including the design of the proposal and project.


In this chapter, we explore the issues researchers must ...

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