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Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health

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June 2015 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This guide to the essentials of doing participatory methods in a broad range of health contexts covers all of the stages of the research process, from research design right through to dissemination. With chapters from international contributors, each with many years’ experience using participatory qualitative approaches, it provides guidance on.

-          Ethical issues in Participatory Research

-          Designing and conduction Participatory Research projects

-          Data management and analysis

-          Researching with different populations

-          New technologies

Packed full of up to date and engaging case studies, Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health offers a wide range of perspectives and voices on the practicalities and theoretical issues involved in conducting participatory research today. It is the ideal resource for students and researchers embarking upon a participatory research project.

Gina Higginbottom and Pranee Liamputtong
Chapter 1: What is Participatory Research? Why do it?
Wendy Austin
Chapter 2: Addressing Ethical Issues in PR: The Primacy of Relationship
Helen Vallianatos, Emina Hadziabdic and Gina Higginbottom
Chapter 3: Designing Participatory Research Projects
Gina Higginbottom
Chapter 4: Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation
Gina Higginbottom and Sophie Yohani
Chapter 5: Drawing Conclusions from Your Research
Pranee Liamputtong and Gina Higginbottom
Chapter 6: Engaging Older People in Participatory Research
Diane Conrad, Bryan Hogeveen, Joanne Minaker, Mildred Masimira and Daena Crosby
Chapter 7: Involving Children and Youth in Participatory Research
Christine Bigby and Patsie Frawley
Chapter 8: Conceptualising Inclusive Research - A Participatory Research Approach with People with Intellectual Disability: Paradigm or Method?
Gina Higginbottom and Pranee Liamputtong
Chapter 9: Diverse Ethno-cultural Groups and the Use of Participatory Research
Sarah Bowen
Chapter 10: The Relationship Between Engaged Scholarship, Knowledge Translation, and Participatory Research
Sherry Ann Chapman
Chapter 11: Community-University Partnerships: A Case Study
Chris Atchison
Chapter 12: Information and Communications Technologies and the Potentials for Participatory Research

With this delightful collection, Higginbottom and Liamputtong advance the art and science of collaborative community based action research. The wisdom in these pages derives from a deeply ethical commitment to social justice grounded in solidly informed and creative methodological technique.

Sally Thorne
Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Involving people and communities in research has never been as important or as challenging. This accessible and comprehensive step-by-step guide provides vital clarity and essential help to researchers across disciplines, methods and cultures.

Alexander Clark
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

This book offers an excellent introduction to participatory research. It guides the reader full circle from the historical roots to the implementation of findings. It covers project planning and organization, a detailed discussion of ethical issues, and issues around methods of data collection, data management and analysis. This is complemented by chapters on special topics like working with elderly, children and youth or ethno-cultural groups and the implementation of new technologies. I recommend the book for both the use in the classroom as well as for researchers who are interested in conducting participatory community research.

Dr. Susanne Friese
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Engaging individuals, families and communities in the development of programs and services is increasingly important in our culturally diverse and pluralistic global community. This text provides crucial information for individuals hoping to make a difference and increase access to health care, particularly for marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Patricia Davidson
Dean & Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The book has a clear and understandable style: each chapter follows a set format, setting out aims, objectives, practical tips and recommendations. Short vignettes bring the text alive, with extensive bibliographies accompanying each chapter.

Rosemary Lamport
SRA Research Matters

This book did not fit the research necessary for the module studied

Mrs Susan Simpson
Scarborough Campus, Hull University
February 28, 2016

Excellent Book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Dr Charles Mugisha
Social Work, Birmingham City University
July 2, 2015

Very good book desined to help students grasp the concept of Qualitattive research.

Mr Zephaniah Ncube
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social work, Manchester University
June 25, 2015

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Chapter One: What is Participatory Research? Why do it?


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Gina Higginbottom

Gina Higginbottom holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Ethnicity and Health and is Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Alberta. Gina's research portfolio focuses on ethnic minority populations and immigrant health using participatory models of research and ethnography. She has a particular focus on the broad issue of social exclusion and equity in health care, lay understandings of health and illness. A second theme in her research portfolio has focused on maternal health and well being including parenting issues, early parenthood and postnatal depression in different ethnic minority groups. Gina has been... More About Author

Pranee Liamputtong

Professor Pranee Liamputtong is professor of public health, at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Australia. Her particular interests include issues related to cultural and social influences on childbearing, childrearing, motherhood, infant feeding practices, and reproductive and sexual health. Her current research also includes HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and sexuality. She has published several books and a large number of papers in these areas. She is a qualitative researcher, and written and edited a number of research method books. Two of her methods books have been adopted widely nationally and internationally,... More About Author

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