The Centre for Qualitative Research is running a series of South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)-Funded Demand-Led Qualitative Innovation Sessions.
This webinar is part of the demand-led qualitative innovation sessions. These sessions will provide a deeper and more theoretical exploration of qualitative methods. These webinar-style sessions will consist of 5 stand-alone Demand-Led Qualitative Innovations sessions, delivered on a monthly basis to up to 300 students online. View an overview of all workshops in this series.
Summary of Webinar 3
This interactive session introduces the theoretical foundations and principles of participatory action research (PAR). Then provide examples of PAR in academic research, with opportunity to discuss their application in your research.
Dr Jo Howard is a Research Fellow and leader of the Participation, Inclusion and Social Change Research Cluster Institute of Development Studies (at the University of Sussex).
Jo's research focuses on the intersection of inequalities, power, participation and accountability, and spans the UK social policy field and the international development arena. She use participatory action research methods in her work to generate knowledge and action with groups experiencing disadvantage.
She is interested in research methodologies which build agency, inclusion and democratise knowledge production. She has conducted research in Latin America, Africa and Asia and in her PhD (University of Bristol) used PAR to generate knowledge with groups in England and Nicaragua.