Register for our launch event: Handbook of Participatory Research and Inquiry

From climate change to extreme poverty or social exclusion, participatory processes are vital to help better understand complex challenges, build solidarity and effect change.

Join the editors of the new SAGE Handbook of Participatory Research and Inquiry to explore further why participatory methods are needed, who they benefit and the real-world contexts they can apply to.  It is the first in our Participation Research Week series of events from 20 – 24 September.

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The first ever SAGE Handbook of Participatory Research and Inquiry provides the most comprehensive source of contemporary, cutting-edge approaches to participatory research methods and design, as well as the foundations of participatory research and critical practise issues. Including 72 chapters by 150 authors from a wide variety of disciplines, it covers the tools for inclusive, action-orientated research for social change and new ways for researchers and social activists globally to engage the most marginalised.


  • Danny Burns, IDS Research Fellow
  • Marina Apgar, IDS Research Fellow
  • Joanna Howard, IDS Research Fellow
  • Sonia M. Ospina, Professor of Public Management and Policy, NYU
  • Will Allen, Consultant
  • Pauline Oosterhoff, IDS Research Fellow
  • Tony Roberts, IDS Research Fellow
  • Mary Brydon-Miller, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, University of Louisville
  • Alfredo Ortiz, Consultant
  • Mariana de Santibanes, fourth-year candidate in Wagner’s doctoral program, NYU Wagner

Event format

14:00 to 14:05: Welcome and introductions from the Chair (TBC)

14:05 to 14:15: General introduction to the Handbook with Danny Burns

14:15 to 14:30: Panel discussion with the Handbook editors: Danny Burns, Joanna Howard and Sonia M. Ospina

14:30 to 14:50: Break out rooms
These breakout groups are ‘taster sessions’ for the main events happening during the rest of the week. You can choose which breakout room you wish to join when the meeting starts.

  • Room 0 (main room): Key influences and critical issues with Danny Burns, Joanna Howard and Sonia M. Ospina
  • Room 1 (breakout): Dialogic and action-oriented Research with Mary Brydon-Miller and Alfredo Ortiz
  • Room 2 (breakout): Digital technologies and mixed methods with Tony Roberts
  • Room 3 (breakout): Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PMEL) with Marina Apgar and Will Allen
  • Room 4 (breakout): Visual and performative methods with Pauline Oosterhoff

14:50 to 15:00: Final plenary

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