Participatory Research

Julie Siwicki holding her foster dog.
By Jennie Blizzard
Julie Siwicki works hard to make sure the perspectives of community partners are part of the research formula.
Group of diverse multi-ethnic people communicating
By Jon Ford, Julie Siwicki, Jennifer Wilding
Communities benefit when research is conducted collaboratively with community members rather than to them. Here are five ways this approach, called participatory research, is different from a typical research process and how it benefits communities.