Who Am I to Know What is Best For Others? : Who Am I to Know What is Best For Others? Understanding Emancipatory Research Hollie C. Campanella
Medical University of South Carolina Understanding Emancipatory Research: : Understanding Emancipatory Research: Historical & Philosophical Backgrounds
Challenges Slide 3: “…in our enthusiasm to liberate that knowledge and that person, let us respect the right of the individual to refuse liberation. It is the responsibility of all of us not just one single person to confront oppression and enact change.”
Malcom Richardson Historical Evolution : Historical Evolution Critical Social Theory
Frankfurt School 1930’s
Ideology of Kant & Marx
Feminist Theory Philosophical Underpinnings : Philosophical Underpinnings Kant: Critical Philosophy
Marx: Social Revolution
Individuals could act rationally in order exert control over their own society and their own history
Communication Theory The Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt, Germany The Influence of Action Research : The Influence of Action Research 1940’s Lewin: Action Research
Argyris: Action Science
Heron & Reason: Cooperative Inquiry
Research ‘with’ rather than ‘on’ people & all active participants are fully involved in research decisions as co-researchers
Freire's: Participatory Action Research (PAR)
Popular methodology for intervention, development & change within communities & groups The Making of A Methodology : The Making of A Methodology Goal of Emancipatory Research : Goal of Emancipatory Research Challenge inequities
Disrupt the status quo Tenets of Emancipatory Research : Tenets of Emancipatory Research All relationships involve in imbalance of power
The participants themselves are the best experts on their life situations
Consciousness can be raised through the production of knowledge
Individuals can be emancipated through enlightenment & access to knowledge Emancipatory Research : Emancipatory Research Research Questions
Areas commonly used
Sight & Hearing
Intellectual & Physical
Education Emancipatory Research : Emancipatory Research Qualitative or Quantitative Methods?
Critically reflect on the implications of the work
Consider the power differential between participant & researcher
Roles of Autonomy & Responsibility
Consider individual or group’s ability to participate
Reflect upon your ability to be respectful of the participant’s perspective
How will you establish & maintain relationships with participants?
How will you deal with conflicts? Emancipatory Research : Emancipatory Research Researcher Skills:
Ability to listen
“Critical Friend” Emancipatory Research : Emancipatory Research Skills of the Co-Researchers (Participants):
Ability to change their position
Ability to challenge their marginalization Emancipatory Research : Emancipatory Research Methods:
Rose & Glass (2008)
Song Emancipatory Research : Emancipatory Research Challenges:
Failure to contribute
Raising political issues
bias or axe grinding
Letting go of control
Harm from liberation
Researcher vulnerability & stress
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