Title
PSE Working paper;Methods Series No.25: Community engagement in challenging times
Description
Public engagement and knowledge exchange with key stakeholders are considered important aspects of academic research and seen as vital to influencing policy and practice(Benneworth, 2013; ESRC, 2013; RCUK, 2013). Key questions for us as poverty researchers and knowledge brokers were how to engage low-income communities in the PSE’s wide scale research and how to make poverty research more ‘meaningful’ or beneficial to these low-income communities and their advocates. This working paper describes an experimental collaboration between members of the Poverty and Social Exclusion project (PSE), the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and communities from some of the most deprived wards in Northern Ireland during a period of unprecedented social welfare changes. This engagement process devised and tested in collaboration with these communities, presents one model for building partnerships between national research projects and local low-income and hard to reach individuals, communities and their advocates, as part of a mutually beneficial process.
Language
English
Author
Gabi Kent
Series number
PSE Working paper Methods Series No.25
Is this item peer reviewed?
No
Publisher
ESRC Poverty and Social Exclusion Research Project, University of Bristol
Date of publication
30 April 2014
Number of pages
17
Place of publication
http://www.poverty.ac.uk/pse-research/pse-uk/methods-development
Series title
PSE Working paper Methods Series
Other reference
http://www.poverty.ac.uk/pse-research/pse-uk/
Has non-academic co-authors?
No
Has international co-authors?
No
Harvard
Kent, Gabi (2014) PSE Working paper;Methods Series No.25: Community engagement in challenging times. PSE Working paper Methods Series No.25. http://www.poverty.ac.uk/pse-research/pse-uk/methods-development: ESRC Poverty and Social Exclusion Research Project, University of Bristol.
Vancouver
Kent Gabi. PSE Working paper;Methods Series No.25: Community engagement in challenging times. PSE Working paper Methods Series No.25. http://www.poverty.ac.uk/pse-research/pse-uk/methods-development: ESRC Poverty and Social Exclusion Research Project, University of Bristol; 2014.