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
Part 1: Researcher Care and Resilience
Do the best you can – researcher safety in a pandemic ~ Petra Boynton
‘I don’t know what I’d have done without this project’: Oral History as a Social and Therapeutic Intervention During COVID-19 ~ Stephanie J Snow
Part 2: Participant Care and Resilience
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research in Public Health and the Health Professions Education during a Pandemic and Societal Anti-Racism Protests ~ Rachel Yoho
Methodological and Ethical Considerations in the study on Children’s Everyday Lives under COVID-19 in Three African Countries: Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa ~ Getrude Dadirai Gwenzi, Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka, Stephen Baffour Adjei, Ayomide Oladosu and Sarah Tara Sam
Exploring young people’s experiences of growing up under COVID-19 ~ Leanne Monchuk, Laurie Day, Sara Rizzo and Barry Percy-Smith
Ensuring no voices are left behind: the use of digital storytelling and diary-writing in times of crisis ~ Nicola Jones, Kate Pincock, Bassam Abu Hamad, Agnieszka Malachowska, Sally Youssef, Sarah Alheiwidi and Kifah Bani Odeh
Using ICT to research maternal, newborn and child health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria ~ Osasuyi Dirisu, Godwin Akaba and Eseoghene Adams
Part 3: Shared Care and Resilience
Piling on the pressure? Negotiating burden/benefit dynamics in social research during times of crisis ~ Oliver Hooper, Rachel Sandford and Thomas Quarmby
Keep Talking: Messy Research in Times of Lockdown ~ Nicola Gratton, Ryan Fox and Teri Elder
Occupational Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic ~ Danielle Hitch, Emily Adcock, Emma Cramer and Taylah Sayers
Prioritising inclusion, ethical practice and accessibility during a global pandemic: the role of the researcher in mindful decision-making ~ Emma Partlow
Conclusion~ Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo