Connected Communities: Participants United

July 29, 2015

Authors: Paul Egglestone
Abstract: Researchers on the Participants United project
were drawn together because they share – with
others – the notion that the creativity and
experience of communities, residents, groups
and individuals is equally valuable to that of
academics, other professionals and those
in power over them. As researchers, each of
us endeavours to work collaboratively with
communities and individuals, participating
in academic research projects to find ways
of ensuring all voices are heard, that they are
listened to, and that credit is given where it is
due. As a further goal, all are committed to
designing projects that lead to radical change
in the ways that participants are included in,
or become responsible for, the decisions that
affect their lives. The group also shares a strong
desire to communicate this to the academy,
informing and improving the way universities
engage with communities through research.

Where: AHRC
Publication date: 31/12/2013
Document: pdf