Community Research for Participation: From Theory to Method

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Lisa Goodson, Jenny Phillimore
Policy Press, 2012 - Social Science - 345 pages
"This book bridges a major gap in knowledge by considering, through a range of reflexive chapters from different disciplinary backgrounds, both theoretical and practical issues relating to community research methodologies. The international contributors consider a number of key epistemological, ontological and methodological questions. They explore what community peer research means in a range of settings, for a range of people, for the quality of data and subsequent findings, and for the production of rigorous social research. The collection will also stimulate thinking about how methodological advancement can be made in the field. It is the first book of its kind to combine practical and methodological reflections with clearly presented recommendations about how the approach can be used. Presenting the latest thinking in the field and providing summaries, case studies and review questions, 'Community research for participation' will be invaluable to students, researchers, academics and practitioners who aim to place community members at the centre of their research."--Publisher's website.
 

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Contents

opportunities and challenges
3
reflections on experiences of working with Roma in Spain
21
looking at age discrimination and urban social interactions in the UK
37
highlighting and negotiating compromises to reliability and validity
55
5 Involving community researchers in refugee research in the UK
71
6 Universities as agents in the empowerment of local communities in Germany Finland and Russia
89
capturing reality on housing estates in Bradford UK?
105
Ethics power and emotion
121
12 Are we recovery oriented? An Australian encounter of learning from people with lived experiences
185
reflections from ethnographic research with First Nations people in the US
201
using peer interviewer methods for community research in placebased settings in Australia
215
Managing the research process
233
reflections on a qualitative study of citizens experiences of compulsory mental health laws in Northern Ireland
235
womens struggle for food security in India
253
challenges and opportunities
269
18 Recruitment and capacitybuilding challenges in participatory research involving young people in Northern Ireland
283

experiences of community researchers undertaking HIV research in South Africa
123
community profiling in Italy
139
moving out of the ivory tower and into community organisations in Canada
155
looking at the experiences of community partners in schoolbased projects in the US
169
crosslanguage community research with Polish migrants in the UK
299
an empowerment tool?
315
Index
331
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About the author (2012)

Lisa Goodson is a lecturer at the Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birhmingham, where Jenny Phillimore is senior lecturer. Together they are coauthors of New Migrants in the UK.

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