Changing minds and policy through collaborative research?

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Can collaborative research with marginalized communities be transformative, turning around unjust social relations and supporting solidarity and rights in a practical sense?

In this blog post, Jack Apostol, Helen Hintjens, Joy Melani and Karin Astrid Siegmann reflect on this question based on their experience with the Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research (PEER) approach, a participatory research methodology, that they used in a study on undocumented people’s access to healthcare in the Netherlands

They argue that the claim that social science methodologies can directly transform social realities may be raising expectations too high, at least for the PEER approach. Yet, dissolving barriers between academic and non-academic knowers might be useful in itself, leading to greater respect for, and the amplification of the voices of marginalized people.

Read the full post - Transformative Methodologies | Changing minds and policy through collaborative research? 8 July 2022

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