Research on an Equal Footing? A UK Collaborative Inquiry into Community and Academic Knowledge
Authors: Paul Egglestone, Ann Light, Tom Wakeford, Jon Rogers
Abstract: Scholarly research has a long history of appropriating people’s experience. This paper describes a reflexive process which brings together academic researchers and community groups to explore the most effective means of sharing knowledge in research projects in such a way that a balanced exchange takes place. In doing so, it raises many of the ethical and practical challenges that occur in power structures which do not support the meeting of all interests equally when working with different kinds of expertise and understandings of knowledge construction. It touches on four themes: informed consent, exchange, voice and shared credit, and identifies the learning to be had from considering community needs when conducting participatory design.
Where: Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference
Publication date: 01/11/2011