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Open Access Reflecting on (the challenge of) conducting participatory research as a research-degree student

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Participatory research appeals to notions of community empowerment and of generating more valid data grounded in the lived experiences of communities. For research-degree students, however, implementing such an approach can complicate an already challenging endeavour. Participatory research may juxtapose the institutional mechanisms surrounding a research degree and provide practical barriers to research-degree students. Reflecting on my own experience attempting to conduct a piece of participatory research for my doctoral research, this article concludes that participation should be viewed as an expansive concept and that any meaningful attempt to progress along a continuum of participation should be recognized and encouraged.

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Keywords: LEARNING DISABILITY; PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH; POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2017

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