Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Transformative and participatory qualitative research approaches and methods

Date: 15 February 2021 - 12 March 2021
Location: Wageningen University

Introduction & objectives of the course This course provides both conceptual and hands-on methodological engagement with transformative, participatory and action research approaches that use creative and arts-based research methods and techniques to foster the inclusion and engagement of diverse (often marginalised) perspectives and to bring into focus, examine and transform narratives, representations and practices. It gives students the opportunity to practice using these methods with individuals and groups, as well as to examine and assess these methods relative to ethics of/in action-oriented engagement and the opportunities and challenges they pose for data analysis and (re)presentation.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion participants are expected to be able to:

  • Understand both the political implications and the analytical strengths/weaknesses of transformative, participatory and action research approaches
  • Design an ethically and analytically sound methodological strategy informed by the above-mentioned approaches
  • Develop creative and arts-based research methods and techniques suited to the student’s specific research context and aligned with his/her own study needs
  • Reflect on their role and implications of being a researcher in a transformative, participatory and action research setting

Assumed prior knowledgeAdvanced Qualitative Research Design and Data Collection Methods (or similar)
Suggested prior knowledge: Qualitative Data Analysis (YRM 60806) PLUS EITHER Critical Perspectives on Social Theory (PhD course, thus no course code) OR Advanced Social Theory (CPT 55306)
Course organisationWageningen School of Social Sciences
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