participatory research

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A collaborative and non-hierarchical approach to research. ‘The keystone of PR is that it involves those conventionally “researched” in some or all stages of research, from problem definition through to dissemination and action. Ownership of the research is shared with participants, who negotiate processes with the academic researcher. Education and knowledge building are also often viewed as important outcomes’ (Pain (2004) PHG28, 3).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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