Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447325550 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447305644 Published May 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Participatory Research

Working with Vulnerable Groups in Research and Practice

Jo Aldridge

Participatory Research

Jo Aldridge

Distributed for Bristol University Press

176 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447325550 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447305644 Published May 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Drawing on in-depth case studies, this book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing research participation among vulnerable or marginalized populations. In so doing, Participatory Research details how inclusion and collaboration can be enhanced among vulnerable research participants—such as those with profound learning difficulties, victims of abuse and trauma, and children and young people—and shows how useful the approach can be with these groups. Also exploring important ethical issues and challenges associated with participatory research, this book will be an invaluable resource for an international audience of students, researchers, and academics seeking to put participatory research methods into practice.
Contents
Introduction
Participation, ‘vulnerability’ and voice
Participatory research with children and young people
Involving people with learning difficulties in participatory research
Participatory research with victims of abuse and trauma –
Women victims-survivors of domestic violence
Participatory research: interpretation, representation and transformation
Advancing participatory research
Review Quotes
Jan Walmsley, Open University and London South Bank University
“An invaluable resource for researchers and health and social care practitioners. Jo Aldridge distils her extensive experience of working in participatory ways with ‘vulnerable’ groups into a fascinating and accessible volume, using a range of case studies to offer detailed insights into innovative methods that can enhance autonomy, control, and emancipation.”
Kelley Johnson, director of the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
“A thoughtful, clearly written book which makes a valuable contribution to knowledge about participatory research with marginalized groups of people. Of particular interest is the application of creative narrative approaches to researching with diverse groups.”
SRA Research Matters
“Aldridge’s pioneering participatory work with young carers, individuals with learning disabilities, and women survivors of domestic abuse is presented in a coherent and useful way; not shying away from the barriers to working with these groups, both practically and ethically. Through these case studies, Aldridge takes the reader through participatory research; from passive to truly transformative participation. By proffering a model of participation alongside the case studies, she allows the reader to review where the studies described in the book sit within this model. Aldridge also offers the model as a tool to encourage readers to critically appraise their own research and that of others.. . . . Clearly written, interesting and thought-provoking, I would recommend this book to anyone working with, or wanting to work with, vulnerable groups to ensure their ‘voice’ is projected into the research world and society in general.”
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