Epilogue: Bringing the Threads Together
This final Chapter sheds light on the reasons why participatory research is so worth all the effort. It comes back to the essence of participatory research: the communicative focus, the relational, the reflexivity, the co-labouring, the critical and the creative dimensions. Participatory research is also a research approach that addresses traditional power imbalances to reveal new ways of knowing and acting.
To come back to the essence of participatory research and why it is worth the effort and to illuminate what makes that effort worthwhile.
What is the essence of participatory research and why is it worth the effort?
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