An approach to finding out about any issue by involving the people who are affected by it, throughout the research process. These people can include clients and practitioners as well as managers, policy writers and policy ratifiers.
Who is the RAPAR Research Team?
Interested in developing research with and about, not for or on, vulnerable people, we range from highly academically qualified researchers to deeply experienced and rooted, community based researchers.
Women and men, ranging in age from our early 20’s to approaching 60, we come from a wide range of different cultural, religious and social backgrounds and, between us, we can speak and write in a number of different languages.
Some of us have particular expertise in research that is transcultural. Others are very experienced in research that is action-orientated. Our research skills, abilities, experiences, and networks mean that, in practice, RAPAR can research about issues that involve people who may be very hard to reach and, themselves, involved in very complex issues.
How does RAPAR Research work?
We centralise the people who are directly affected by the issue under study, be they the subjects of that issue - for example young people excluded from education or families exposed to violent attack - or workers who are grappling with that issue. RAPAR enables their involvement in designing, developing and delivering research and then, with the findings gathered, deciding what findings are most important for what they can tell us, and how those findings can and should be communicated.
We very much enjoy working in collaborative research partnerships with other organizations and are always open to approaches for joint bidding.
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Lived experience: discrimination, human rights violation, oppression
Extensive language resources
Particularly good at connecting with exclusively vulnerable.
Mediate trans-cultural flows………
Able to deliver qualitative/quantitative methodologies
Particular expertise around action oriented action research.
Very interested in relationship between theory and practise.