Agneta Tinnfält NHPRC2013

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Agneta Tinnfält NHPRC2013

  1. 1. Participatory approaches in health promotion research Örebro University: Charli Eriksson, Camilla Pettersson, Agneta Tinnfält Karlskoga/Degerfors Municipalities: Cecilia Ljung, Ida Broman (recorded)
  2. 2. Development of knowledge for health promotion needs a well-developed mechanism for collaboration between academics, practitioners, policymakers and people.
  3. 3. Objectives of the Workshop This workshop will highlight necessary components for fostering a trustful partnership as well as the necessity of critical reflections, trustful partnerships and mixed methods
  4. 4. The workshop procedures Introduction to participatory research & our research program CE Public health work in municipalities needs real participation CL Youth as partners in research activities IB Quantitative studies of parents CP Qualitative studies of family members AT Need for mixed methods CE Clarifying Questions: Converging and divergent perspectives A trustful partnership for knowledge development: Promoting factor and barrier:
  5. 5. Participatory Research Participatory research is defined as systematic inquiry, with the collaboration of those affected by the issue being studied, for purpose of education and taking action or effecting change Green et al Guidelines for Participatory Research in Health Promotion. In M Minkler & N Wallerstein (Eds)(2003). Community Based Participatory Research for Health. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass, pp 419-28.
  6. 6. Pillars of Participatory Research Genuine partnerships require a willingness of all stakeholders to learn from one another In addition to conducting research, there is commitment to train community members in research The knowledge and other products gained form research activities should benefit all partners Participatory research requires a long-term commitment of partners (after Minkler & Wallerstein 2003)
  7. 7. Competent Families with Teenagers: Theory and practice in Karlskoga and Degerfors Research Program 2011-4 Ett samverkansprojekt mellan Karlskoga och Degerfors kommuner och Örebro universitet.
  8. 8. Competent Families with Teenagers AIMS: to analyze parental support, collaboration, communication channels with families with teenagers to develop a municipal strategy for a strategy for promoting competent families Methods: Developmental activities Research activities: 9 research project and 2 meta-analytic studies
  9. 9. Study 7: Case Study Karlskoga Synthesis I: Aktörer för En samlad strategi Study 9: Ideals and realities in communi- cation Synthesis II: Learning evaluation as an integrated strategy Study 3: Stakeholders’ Perspectives Study 6: Case Study Degerfors Study 8: Innovative ways to reach parents Study 4: Perspectives of parents and parental support Study 1 Mapping of actors Study 2 Documentation Of Practice Final Report: A strategy for promoting competent families
  10. 10. Research Components and Research Questions I. Assessment of Parental Support Initiatives II. Analysis of Need III. Collaboration and Communication IV. Activities for Developing a Strategy for Parental Support for All Comprehensive analysis and synthesis
  11. 11. Participatory Approaches I. Collaboration between academics and practitioners and politicians in the municipality – Steering group & Joint Working Group II. Involving stakeholders and family members in the research III. Dialogue Forum – planning phase IV. Dialogue Seminars – after the first results have been produced
  12. 12. PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH - PERSPECTIVES OF STAKEHOLDERS
  13. 13. Cecilia Ljung: Public Health Work in Municipalities - Need for real participation Ida Broman: Youth as partners in research activities
  14. 14. Quantitative studies of parents Survey to Parents with children born 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002 Challenges: to get a high participation rate Planning – involving teenagers, parents, professionals and politicians Mail and Webb Questionnaires to mothers or fathers
  15. 15. Qualitative studies of Family Members Participatory research with teenagers Interviews with teenagers Interviews with parents Essay writing by teenagers Open questions in the survey to parents
  16. 16. Need for Mixed Methods Why do we need mixed methods? Qualitative and quantitative methods used in tandem provide a better understanding of research problems than either approaches alone All methods have limitations and the potentials of triangulation may improve the quality of research Focus on processes, effects and context requires a mixed methods approach
  17. 17. Clarifying Questions: Converging and Diverging Perspectives?
  18. 18. A TRUSTFULL PARTNERSHIP FOR KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT Promoting factors and barrier
  19. 19. Guidelines for Participatory Research 1. Participants and the nature of their involvement 2. Origin of the research questions 3. Purpose of research 4. Process and context – methodological implications 5. Opportunities to address the issues of interest 6. Nature of research outcomes

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