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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150414
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participatory action research: Getting started using photovoice
Abstract:
Participatory action research: Getting started using photovoice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Carlson, Elizabeth
P.I. Institution Name:School of Nursing, University of Texas
Purpose: This poster presentation will describe the process and outcomes of the use of Photovoice as a means to stimulate community dialogue, increase community participation, and lay the groundwork for an equal partnership to conducting Participatory Action Research. Background: Increasingly, the academic, research, and funding communities are recognizing that grassroot participation is a necessary ingredient for any community-based intervention or research trial. Historically, community-based intervention projects or research have been done on communities rather than with communities. Even when community participation has been sought, it has been after delineation of the scope of the project. Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a model of research that recognizes and seeks to support the ability of community members to work together to improve health. The key difference between participatory and conventional methodologies lies in the power distribution between researchers and the community. However, this type of partnership can be awkward for both parties. Both sides are often at a loss on how to productively proceed and the trust and open dialogue necessary for success might take years to establish. Method: Photovoice is a method whereby community residents use photography and storytelling to increase community dialogue and catalyze personal and community change. Using cameras, 37 community participants documented the reality of their lives. Two 1-day workshops were held with a professional facilitator. The first workshop was used to introduce the concepts of healthy communities and storytelling as a way to influence and effect change. The second workshop occurred 5 weeks later after photos and stories were finished. It was designed to engage participants in reflection, critical analysis, and dialogue and to development of a shared vision for personal and community action. Results: Community residents submitted 61 8 x 10 photos and stories of their community. The group finalized 20 for public display. The impact of the process shifted their personal and collective perspective. They became aware that they had become numb and blind to the reality of their community. However, they left with a shared vision for a new future. Photovoice was effectively used as a community event that stimulated the dialogue necessary to start the process of Participatory Action Research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParticipatory action research: Getting started using photovoiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150414-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Participatory action research: Getting started using photovoice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carlson, Elizabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, University of Texas</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">betscarlson@earthlink.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This poster presentation will describe the process and outcomes of the use of Photovoice as a means to stimulate community dialogue, increase community participation, and lay the groundwork for an equal partnership to conducting Participatory Action Research. Background: Increasingly, the academic, research, and funding communities are recognizing that grassroot participation is a necessary ingredient for any community-based intervention or research trial. Historically, community-based intervention projects or research have been done on communities rather than with communities. Even when community participation has been sought, it has been after delineation of the scope of the project. Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a model of research that recognizes and seeks to support the ability of community members to work together to improve health. The key difference between participatory and conventional methodologies lies in the power distribution between researchers and the community. However, this type of partnership can be awkward for both parties. Both sides are often at a loss on how to productively proceed and the trust and open dialogue necessary for success might take years to establish. Method: Photovoice is a method whereby community residents use photography and storytelling to increase community dialogue and catalyze personal and community change. Using cameras, 37 community participants documented the reality of their lives. Two 1-day workshops were held with a professional facilitator. The first workshop was used to introduce the concepts of healthy communities and storytelling as a way to influence and effect change. The second workshop occurred 5 weeks later after photos and stories were finished. It was designed to engage participants in reflection, critical analysis, and dialogue and to development of a shared vision for personal and community action. Results: Community residents submitted 61 8 x 10 photos and stories of their community. The group finalized 20 for public display. The impact of the process shifted their personal and collective perspective. They became aware that they had become numb and blind to the reality of their community. However, they left with a shared vision for a new future. Photovoice was effectively used as a community event that stimulated the dialogue necessary to start the process of Participatory Action Research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:55Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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