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.

Engaging Older People in Participatory Research

Engaging Older People in Participatory Research

Pranee Liamputtong Gina Higginbottom


In the field of gerontology, although participatory approaches that underscore empowerment of individuals and communities have increasingly been included, the involvement of older adults as partners in the research process itself is still largely scarce. However, a growing number of studies suggests that participatory research (PR) with older adults may hold promise for assisting in understanding and addressing some of the complex health and social problems confronted by older people while at the same time contributing to individual and community capacity building. Additionally, there is a growing focus on incorporating the needs and preferences of older people in health and social service delivery as well as ...

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