What is participatory research, and how can participatory methods be implemented in practice?
This valuable textbook provides an accessible, pragmatic how-to guide for using participatory methods in research. Drawing on their variety of experience in the field, the authors:
• outline the principles of participatory research;
• explore the practice of utilising participatory methods;
• lay out the realities of using such approaches within a range of settings.
Providing practical advice, real-world examples, and packed with reflective questions, top tips and suggested further reading, this book will be an essential resource for students and researchers alike.
“This book provides a step-by-step approach to undertaking participatory research – from design to dissemination – in an accessible and informative way. It is packed with useful features, examples and activities to help you through the participatory research process.” Liam Foster, University of Sheffield
“Many students tend to just ‘plunge into’ participatory research. This textbook on both methods and underpinning values helps them step back, reflect and improve their practice.” Lea den Broeder, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
“This book addresses relevant and concurrent topics comprehensively, such as co-production, ethics, data collection methods and impact. Thus, the book is a ‘must-have’ for (participatory) researchers and students.” Annemarie Wagemakers, Wageningen University & Research
Louise Warwick-Booth is a Reader and Associate Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University.
Anne-Marie Bagnall is Professor of Health & Wellbeing Evidence and Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University.
Susan Coan is a Research Officer at Leeds Beckett University.
Part I: Principles
Defining participatory research
Co-production as an approach
Part II: Practice
Ethics of participatory research
Data collection approaches within participatory research
Approaches to analysis
Part III: Reality
The reality of applying participatory approaches
The impact of participatory research