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New transformative research methods PhD course @WUR


I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be running a new month-long PhD course this winter (February 2021) called 'Transformative and participatory qualitative research approaches and methods'. I'm currently in the process of co-designing it with Anke de Vrieze (CSPS, RSO) and Valentina Tassone (ELS) at Wageningen University (WUR).


Description

This 4-ECTS course, which will run in Period 4 (February 2021), 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:

- 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

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