As researchers have begun to adapt to the continuing presence of COVID-19, they have also begun to reflect more deeply on fundamental research issues and assumptions. Researchers around the world have responded in diverse, thoughtful and creative ways – from adapting data collection methods to fostering researcher and community resilience, while also attending to often urgent needs for care.
This book, part of a series of three Rapid Responses, connects themes of care and resilience, addressing their common concern with wellbeing. It has three parts: addressing researchers’ wellbeing, considering participants’ wellbeing, and exploring care and resilience as a shared and mutually entangled concern.
The other two books focus on Response and Reassessment, and Creativity and Ethics. Together they help academic, applied and practitioner-researchers worldwide adapt to the new challenges COVID-19 brings.
Helen Kara has been an independent researcher since 1999 and specialises in creative research methods and ethics.
Su-Ming Khoo is Lecturer in Political Science and Sociology, and leads the Environment, Development and Sustainability and Socio-Economic Impact Research Clusters at the National Univesity of Ireland Galway.
Introduction ~ Su-ming Khoo and Helen Kara
Section 1: Researcher Care and Resilience
Researcher wellbeing ~ Petra Boynton
Researcher decision-making and research design disruption in a global pandemic ~ Partlow, E.
‘I don’t know what I’d have done without this project’: oral history as a social and therapeutic intervention during COVID-19 ~ Snow, S.
Section 2: Participant Care and Resilience
Diversity, equity, and inclusion research in public health and health professions education during a pandemic and US anti-racism protests ~ Yoho, R.
Children’s everyday lives under COVID-19 ~ Gwenzi, G., Anaduaka, S., Sam, S., Oyadosu, A. and Adjei, S.
Ensuring no voices are left behind: the use of digital storytelling and diary-writing in times of crisis ~ Jones, N., Pincock, K., Hamad, B., Malachowska, A., Youssef, S. and Alheiwidi, S.
Growing up under COVID-19 ~ Rizzo, S., Percy-Smith, B., Day, L. and Monchuk, L.
Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown on utilization of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services in Nigeria ~ Dirisu, O., Godwin, A. and Adams, E.
Section 3: Shared Care and Resilience
Piling on the pressure? Negotiating burden/benefit dynamics with participants during times of crisis ~ Hooper, O., Sandford, R. and Quarmby, T.
Messy research in times of lockdown ~ Gratton, N. and Fox, R.
Occupational being during the COVID-19 pandemic ~ Hitch, D.
Conclusion ~ Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo