Reflexivity in Participatory Research: Theory and Practice
Reflexivity within participatory research goes beyond reflection of applying methods to recognising and attending to shifting power relations within and alongside community engaged research projects (Kindon et al. 2007).
Participatory and action-based research with communities requires an examination of collective and self-identity, positionality and power. It involves an immediate, dynamic and continuing self-awareness that reminds the researcher to deconstruct their positionality with the aim of producing a more trustworthy, transparent and honest account of the research (Finlay 2002; McGee 2002; Finlay and Gough 2003).
This one-day in person course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the key concepts and principles behind reflexivity in participatory research, including an understanding of the impact that positionality and power have on equitable research partnerships and outcomes. The course will provide practical tools and techniques for building reflexive practice into projects from research design to dissemination.
This in person course is taking place at The University of Liverpool Management School and will run from 9:30am to 4pm.
Dr Kim Ozano