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Co-Producing Research with Communities: Lessons from the Productive Margins Programme
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Dr Jenny Barke and Mrs Helen Thomas-Hughes
29/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
University of Bristol, Tyndall Ave, Bristol
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This two-day training module focuses on both why and how to co-produce research with communities. We draw on the work of Productive Margins: Regulating for Engagement; a five-year research programme which explored approaches to co-producing research with community organizations and collectives across the City of Bristol and South Wales. The training is delivered by two academics who worked on the project and are currently engaged in community-based research and teaching.
The training will outline and critique the current context of community-based research in the UK exploring both ethical and pragmatic issues across the process of developing, carrying out, analysing and disseminating community-based research.
The training is interactive, connecting theory with practice. Attendees are asked to bring with them an example of a community research project they are working on or considering developing. The afternoon session of day 2 will focus on these projects with the aim of drawing on the trainers and attendees’ knowledge and experience to strengthen current projects and avoid common pitfalls.
Day 1: Why coproduce - the theory and ideas that drive people’s participation in co-production
• Introductions to people and projects in the room
• Productive Margins: an overview
• Reflect on when and how community-based research is appropriate
• Explore the values and traditions of community-based research
Day 2: How to co-produce - methods of co-production
• Ethical issues in community-based research
• “Training” community researchers
• Employing creative methods within community research
• Workshopping projects
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
Prior experience or knowledge of community-based research. This course will be particularly suitable for those working-on, developing or interested in participatory, co-produced or community-based research.
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
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Participatory Research, Co-productive research , Qualitative research , Ethics , ommunity-based research , Quality in Qualitative research , Arts-methods
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