Including students as co-enquirers: Matters of identity, agency, language and labelling in an International participatory research study
Suanne Gibson, Plymouth University, United Kingdom ; Delia Baskerville, Victoria University, New Zealand ; Ann Berry, Plymouth State University, United States ; Alison Black, Exeter University, United Kingdom ; Kathleen Norris, Plymouth State University, United States ; Simoni Symeonidou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
International Journal of Educational Research Volume 81, Number 1, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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.
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.