Understanding participant driven intervention research through three vignettes


  • Elizabeth J Cooper University of the Fraser Valley


Intergenerational Research, Narrative Ethnography, Women, Girls, Indigenous, Canada


Explaining the challenges and successes of participant driven intervention research with Indigenous families through the use of narrative ethnography provides an opportunity for a more nuanced reflection of results than other methods often used to depict qualitative results. Within this paper, findings from an intergenerational, multi-week research workshop exploring the concept of wellness are portrayed through the lens of a girl, mother and grandmother. Each of the vignettes is situated at different point in the intervention. This approach serves to explore post-reflexivity while highlighting participant engagement and resistance.


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