Participatory diagramming: deploying qualitative methods through an action research epistemology

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    Abstract

    In the context of a pilot study on the role that gender relations play in the transmission of HIV in Zimbabwe, this paper explores participatory diagramming, an exciting qualitative research technique largely under-utilized by geographers. II argues for a deployment of the technique within an action research epistemology in order that it might facilitate the reflection and action of participants in praxis, not simply the production of nuanced multiple truths in text. Such an approach offers geographers embedded in an audit-oriented academy one means to political engagement while at the same time generating rigorous, 'publishable outputs'.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)423-435
    Number of pages13
    JournalArea
    Volume32
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

    Keywords

    • RURAL APPRAISAL PRA
    • POPULATION GEOGRAPHY
    • MULTIMETHOD RESEARCH
    • FEMINIST RESEARCH
    • CHALLENGES
    • MIGRATION
    • POLITICS
    • EXPERIENCE
    • DIFFERENCE
    • STRUGGLE

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