Workshop 9: Participatory research


Understanding “what is participatory research” requires considering what we mean by the term “participatory” and how it is different to other forms of research. This weeks topic introduced me to this inclusive research design methodology which  involves engaging members of the community which provides the setting for  the research. (Cornwall and Jewkes, 2005) argue that what distinguishes participatory […]

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Workshop 10: Grounded Theory


This week’s topic provided a broad overview of grounded theory (GT) and its evolution from first to second generation grounded theory, referencing also emergent third generation GT. We had the opportunity to hear first-hand from two recent PhD graduates, Dr. Hamid Pousti and (almost Dr.) Joanne Mihelcic on their experience of using GT in their research project. This knowledge was […]

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