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Including students as co-enquirers: Matters of identity, agency, language and labelling in an International participatory research study
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, Plymouth University, United Kingdom ; , Victoria University, New Zealand ; , Plymouth State University, United States ; , Exeter University, United Kingdom ; , Plymouth State University, United States ; , University of Cyprus, Cyprus

International Journal of Educational Research Volume 81, Number 1, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper takes the reader through the methodological development of an international study, which involved 8 academics and 373 students in Departments of Education from 6 universities in Europe, New Zealand and the USA. It explores the uses, benefits and critical tensions within participatory research methodology when used in a study addressing questions of undergraduate student diversity and inclusion. Issues when linking the views and interests of the various project parties, a core element of participatory research, are considered. Alongside this is a discussion on how this led to shifts in participant role identities, a reconfiguration of research ownership and insights into the complexities of participants’ education. The work addresses a niche area in terms of participants as co-researchers, in particular matters of identity, agency, language and labelling, thus adding to developments in this field.

Citation

Gibson, S., Baskerville, D., Berry, A., Black, A., Norris, K. & Symeonidou, S. (2017). Including students as co-enquirers: Matters of identity, agency, language and labelling in an International participatory research study. International Journal of Educational Research, 81(1), 108-118. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 19, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2016.11.008

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