‘Inclusion, Participation, Collaboration’
Please prepare for the seminar by reading the common text and at least one other that speaks to your research or piques your curiosity. If you have other readings that you have found useful for thinking about your own research practice and that will diversify our perspectives, please send references so that we can recommend them to the group.
Questions for thinking with
In projects to democratise knowledge, what is the value, purpose and politics of working with (or not) concepts of ‘inclusion’, ‘participation’ and ‘collaboration’? When we say that other people are research ‘participants’ or ‘included’ in research, what do we mean? Can academic – specifically doctoral – research be truly collaborative? What are the challenges and strengths of participatory and collaborative methodologies in doctoral research? What strategies and practices facilitate inclusive, participatory and/or collaborative forms of research, and are these appropriate in all contexts?
Klocker, N. (2012) ‘Doing participatory action research and doing a PhD: Words of encouragement for prospective students’, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(1): 149–163. Online at http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6071&context=scipapers.
For a full list of readings, see here.