Knowledge equity as an applied method for avoiding extraction research (student, researchers and academics) - Online

Date:

21/10/2024

Organised by:

NCRM, University of Southampton

Presenter:

Fleur Riley

Level:

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Contact:

Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Coordinator, National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk

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Venue: Online

Description:

In this one-day online training workshop you will be introduced to a knowledge equity method, a qualitative method designed to better redress the power imbalances that are inherent in the majority of traditional and even some participatory academic research-knowledge production. Oftentimes, researchers may be entirely unaware of the power imbalances in which they are complicit in reproducing through their well-meaning, carefully and well considered research design plans.

This workshop first highlights an exploration of the inequities often found in mainstream research practices, hence why a knowledge equity method is required , taking the principles of knowledge equity and translating them into an applied method. The approach introduced in this training workshop is beneficial in understanding social relations and human behaviour offering a concrete way to avoid extractive and exploitative research. The approach considers different ways that knowledge equality can be used when working or researching with any group, especially those that have been traditionally underserved by society and policy.

The session is aimed at students, academics and any career stage researchers working in higher education and research institutions (and those organisations who support such activity) across the globe who want to better understand:

· Why traditional research can be harmful even when well meaning

· How you can strengthen your research practice to ensure potential harm is being minimized

· How to better engage with people invited to contribute to the research

· How to develop research designs working towards knowledge justice in a concrete way

This online training workshop will be structured as follows:  

  • Introductions

  • What is knowledge (in)equity and why do we need a knowledge equity method?  

  • Methods deep dive: 

Principles of knowledge equity 

Online resource introduction

Applying knowledge equity as a method

Mapping ecologies of knowledge 

Reflective practice activities, including how to engage new and alternative ways of doing things

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be able to think critically and practically about how equitable research practices might be incorporated into projects and programmes. 
  • Have broadened their understanding of participatory research methods from tools of data collection to embedded practices for meaningful engagement with people invited to contribute to the research throughout the research process.
  • Have practically worked through four/five activities to begin applying a knowledge equity method 
  • This online training workshop will take place over the course of 1 day on Monday 21st October between 10:00 and 15:00, with 1 hour for lunch between 12:30 and 13:30. 

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS BEING RUN x3 to DIFFERENT AUDIENCES (21st, 25th  AND 28th OCTOBER).  IF YOU ARE A STUDENT/ACADEMIC PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION, IF YOU ARE A POLICYMAKER/CIVIL SERVANT, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE COURSE RUNNING ON THE 25 OCTOBER. IF FROM NGO/CIVIL SOCIETY PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE COURSE RUNNING ON THE 28th OCTOBER.

 

 

Cost:

The fee is: • £17.50 for registered students • £37.50 for staff at academic institutions, Research Councils researchers, public sector staff, staff at registered charity organisations and recognised research institutions. • £125 for all other participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of the cancellation of a course. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

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Region:

South East

Keywords:

Participatory Research, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Online resource, Knowledge equity, Lived experience, Qualitative method, Critical policy research, Policy research

Related publications and presentations:

Participatory Research
Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis

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