Participatory Research. Part 1: Key features and underlying philosophy

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The potential of participatory research to improve health and wellbeing, particularly within marginalised communities, is increasingly being recognised. Such research is characterised by working with a community, changing the balance of power, a different role for the researcher, active participation of the community at all stages of the research process, the production of ‘useful’ knowledge and a commitment to action. Each of these areas is explored to provide readers with an understanding of both the key features of participatory research and its underlying philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443- 448
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Issue number10
Early online date11 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • participatory research
  • power
  • participation
  • community
  • action


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