Including students as co-enquirers: matters of identity, agency, language and labelling in an International participatory research study
International Journal of Educational Research
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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.
This work was supported by the Higher Education Academy under grant number GEN 571.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from the publisher via the DOI in this record.
Volume 81, 2017, Pages 108–118