Deadline extended until the 27th January!
IGU Regional Conference, Krakow, Poland
- How can feminist participatory methods facilitate the process of (a) social and mutual construction of knowledge ? (b) the researcher positioning her/himself critically and reflexively, explaining her/his own partiality and also facilitating connections among participants?
- How does your method choice practically aims at overcoming the often hierarchical and exploitative relationships between the researcher and the research participants? What are ethical dilemmas and hurdles related to this question?
- How have you been personally challenged by such methodological choices? Authoetnographical reflections.
- Introjective and projective processes, misunderstandings as part of a mutually constitutive process that blurs boundaries between us and facilitates our reciprocal identification, intended as the capacity to grasp at least to some extent the other´s condition (Bondi 2003; Lagesen 2010).
- How can a feminist epistemological perspective enrich and problematize commonly used qualitative methods such as as participant observation, focus groups, qualitative interviews, mapping and GIS as well as member checking?
- What are possible problems that can rise both within academic circles as well as the research participants when using participatory methods?
- In cross-language and cross-cultural research, how do participatory methods bridge the distance (or not) between the researcher and the research participants? What is the role played by the assistant/interpreter in this process? What are specific challenges that emerge when researchers from the global North want to carry out research in the global South? What challenges would emerge in a scenario when researchers from the global South carry out participatory research in the global North?
- Last but not least, how do feminist participative methods encourage and facilitate the presentation of research findings to the research participants as well as to the public? What kinds of practical tools have you employed for bringing the knowledge back to the communities that co-produced it?