Ways of knowing: Exploring the different registers, values and subjectivities of collaborative research


Principal Investigator: Helen Graham (University of Leeds)
Co-investigators: Dr Catherine Durose, Johan Siebers, Kate Heron Pahl, Michelle Bastian, Niamh Moore, Ms Katie Jane Hill, Professor Andy Dearden, Sarah Banks
Collaborators: Professor Sarah Banks (Durham University); Michelle Bastian (University of Edinburgh); Catherine Durose (University of Birmingham); Katie Hill (Sheffield Hallam University); Tessa Holland (West End Housing Co-op); Ann McNulty (HAREF: Health and Race Equality Forum); Niamh Moore (University of Manchester); Kate Pahl (University of Sheffield); Steve Pool (artist); Poly-Technic; Johan Siebers (University of Central Lancashire)
Duration: From 2013 to 2014

We are experimentally exploring the different ‘ways of knowing’ which emerge from collaborative, participatory or action research. Our research team is made of people who have been recently involved in collaborative research but who use different techniques and who come from different contexts and/or disciplinary backgrounds. Our way of working will be to try out methods with each other – such as storytelling approaches, craft and making and a Socratic Dialogue – as a way of collectively reflecting on their effects. Each approach we will experiment with evokes different relationships between ‘thinking’ and ‘being’ and is orientated differently to supporting lots of different voices or developing consensus.