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Refugees as researchers: experiences from the project ‘Bridges and fences: paths to refugee integration in the EU’

Elizabeth Mestheneos

in Doing research with refugees

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781861345981
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0002
Refugees as researchers: experiences from the project ‘Bridges and fences: paths to refugee integration in the EU’

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This chapter discusses the experiences taken from the project ‘Bridges and fences’, which serves as an example of making refugees researchers. It first provides a background to the study and looks at the Task Force study before presenting the sample interviewed and the study's findings. The last half of the study centres on the advantages and disadvantages of using refugees as the researchers in a study, along with the connection between policy and research.

Keywords: Bridges and fences; refugees as researchers; advantages; disadvantages; Task Force study; interviewed sample; findings

Chapter.  5914 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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