Advanced participatory data gathering using Ketso
|Starts:||22 Nov 2018|
|Ends:||22 Nov 2018|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Joanne Tippett|
Generating impact from research is more likely if research participants and stakeholders are engaged in the process. Data gathering can in itself be a mutual learning experience, increasing the value to participants, as well as generating rich data.
A series of practical exercises will allow participants to consider core principles of stakeholder engagement (developed from Dr. Joanne Tippett’s 20 years of experience in participatory research) in relation to their research projects.
Using hands-on and visual tools, participants are able to express their ideas and engage in dialogue, whilst allowing the researcher to capture data from the discussion in a physical artefact. Participants will explore ways to analyse and search for patterns in participatory data.
The course will use a hands-on kit for stakeholder engagement, Ketso, to demonstrate participatory data gathering in action. Ketso emerged from ESRC funded research (Tippett et al. 2007).
The course draws on insights from Ketso’s use in research across the world, e.g. in Peru exploring drinking water practices (Furlong and Tippett 2013), in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Tanzania looking at climate change adaptation, in Saudi Arabia exploring technology in education (Alabbasi and Stelma 2018), in Norway exploring information management in libraries (Whitworth et. al. 2014) and in the UK, in research as diverse as sustainability skills in supermarkets, refugee integration, street trees, information management in libraries and feminist rock festivals (O’Shea, S., 2012).
Participants will explore ways they could use participatory techniques in their research. The action orientated learning of the course will be supplemented by discussion of key issues surrounding participatory methodologies and the critiques of such approaches.
The course is aimed at researchers who wish to involve stakeholders or community members in their research, and who wish to gain skills in effective stakeholder engagement and participatory data gathering. It is suitable for those considering a wide spectrum of participatory approaches, from a stakeholder-led enquiry, to a mixed methods approach with elements of participatory data gathering.
The course will:
1. Introduce key principles of stakeholder engagement in research and explore these in the context of delegate’s research
2. Develop knowledge of participatory and action research, its challenges and opportunities
3. Develop skills in planning workshops and participatory events with stakeholders
4. Introduce Ketso as a tool for participatory data gathering through a series of practical exercises
5. Explore ways to analyse participatory data (using a spreadsheet developed for analysing data from Ketso workshops)
6. Increase participants’ awareness of research impact and ways to increase impact from research
Participants will have an opportunity to explore stakeholder engagement for their own research or upcoming projects. There will be a series of hands-on exercises and many opportunities for dialogue amongst delegates and with the course leader.
The course will use Ketso as an example of an approach to participatory data gathering, because each piece of the kit is designed to incorporate a key element that needs to be considered in designing effective workshops and focus groups. The principles taught on the course can be applied to other approaches to data gathering and participatory tools.
No prior knowledge of participatory research, facilitation, or Ketso is assumed for this course.
Dr Joanne Tippett
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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