Participatory data gathering and co-analysing data with participants using thematic analysis
Dr Ivy Taslima and Dr Fungisai Muchenje reflect upon their individual projects using participatory research methods, they discuss:
- Utilising participatory research within both data collection and data analysis
- The benefits of using participatory research to create a safe space for participants to express themselves and how this can produce rich data
- A novel adaptation of thematic analysis as described by Braun & Clarke to enable co-analysis of data with participants in psychological and social research
- Insights on how participatory research can alter the traditional researcher/participant dynamics, with reflections on the themes of: power and gaze; authenticity; emotion and relationships as well as co-creation of meaning
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Additional reading: Muchenje, F., & Kelly, C. (2021). How teachers benefit from problem-solving, circle, and consultation groups: a framework synthesis of current research. Educational Psychology in Practice, 37(1), 94-112.