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Epilogue: Bringing the Threads Together

  • Tineke Abma
  • Sarah Banks
  • Tina Cook
  • Sónia Dias
  • Wendy Madsen
  • Jane Springett
  • Michael T. Wright
Chapter

Chapter Summary

Abstract

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.

Purpose

To come back to the essence of participatory research and why it is worth the effort and to illuminate what makes that effort worthwhile.

Central Question

What is the essence of participatory research and why is it worth the effort?

Keywords

Essence Reasons Principles Worth 

Reference

  1. International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR). (2013). Position paper 1: What is participatory health research? Editorial Group: Michael T. Wright, Germany (lead); Irma Brito, Portugal; Tina Cook, UK; Janet Harris, UK; Maria Elisabeth Kleba, Brazil; Wendy Madsen, Australia; Jane Springett, Canada; Tom Wakeford, UK. www.icphr.org

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tineke Abma
    • 1
  • Sarah Banks
    • 2
  • Tina Cook
    • 3
  • Sónia Dias
    • 4
  • Wendy Madsen
    • 5
  • Jane Springett
    • 6
  • Michael T. Wright
    • 7
  1. 1.Amsterdam Public Health Research InstituteVU University Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SociologyDurham UniversityDurhamUK
  3. 3.Department of Disability and EducationLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.National School of Public HealthUniversidade Nova LisboaLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.School of Health, Medical & Applied SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  6. 6.Centre for Healthy Communities, School of Public HealthUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  7. 7.Institute for Social HealthCatholic University of Applied SciencesBerlinGermany

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