Participatory research is an increasingly popular tool among health professionals and researchers, allowing them to study complex problems and interventions in our society, such as social and health issues.
It is not a specific research method, but rather an approach that is applicable to any research or study process, whether quantitative or qualitative.
This section presents participatory methods that can promote the engagement of populations that are often excluded from more traditional research specifications. These methods include Problem tree, Mapping, River of life, Digital storytelling, Walking methodologies, Photo-novella, Photovoice, and Podcast.
There are several advantages to using such methods, particularly in research involving people affected by social inequalities, precariousness or poverty, social exclusion, and low literacy
Equity in researchEquity in health research refers to the fact that all citizens, all those who are affected by research or who can benefit from its outcomes, should have equal opportunities to contribute to it.
Many researchers advocate the importance of promoting equity in research and they engage in research processes that promote the participation in research of citizens, patients and community members who are otherwise “absent” or “silent” in research.
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