We are a group of people who embrace the philosophy, principles and potential of participatory research.
The term participatory research (PR) is now widely used as a way of categorising research that has moved beyond researching "on" to researching "with" participants. The aim of PR is to maximize the participation of those whose life or work is the subject of the research. In PR people with experience of the focus of the research influence decision making and shape that research. This differentiates it from other forms of research where people are invited to take part in research that has already been shaped without their involvement.