Reflecting on (the challenge of) conducting participatory research as a research-degree student

Kris Southby
2017 Research for All  
Participatory research appeals to notions of community empowerment and of generating more valid data grounded in the lived experiences of communities. For research-degree students, however, implementing such an approach can complicate an already challenging endeavour. Participatory research may juxtapose the institutional mechanisms surrounding a research degree and provide practical barriers to research-degree students. Reflecting on my own experience attempting to conduct a piece of
more » ... ory research for my doctoral research, this article concludes that participation should be viewed as an expansive concept and that any meaningful attempt to progress along a continuum of participation should be recognized and encouraged.
doi:10.18546/rfa.01.1.10 fatcat:2exktcdz4zh4lm4ye7y7ddjxgy