Research for Transformative Social Change: Toward Understanding and Applying Transformative Methodologies

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This project is aimed at furthering discussions on transformative methodologies within and beyond ISS. Within ISS and its Civic Innovation (CI) Research Group, several research works spanning ISS’s cross-cutting research themes (for instance, decolonial feminist research and participatory research) have challenged the dominant Eurocentric epistemological and methodological foundations of research, contributing to alternative research practices and discussions towards what is being referred to as transformative methodologies. Our project aims to further these dialogues on transformative methodologies. To this end, we seek to synthesise and analyse the multiple efforts within CI and beyond to apply transformative methodologies. The knowledge produced through this project will be communicated to the wider audience in the following ways: 1) through a virtual gallery that showcases how CI researchers have engaged with transformative methodologies, 2) through a series of blog articles published on ISS Blog Bliss to reach out to wider academic and non-academic audiences, and 3) through an ISS working paper for later publication in a development studies journal. The project is part of a broader collaborative process of developing a systematic approach within and between ISS research groups to the realisation of transformative social change through ISS research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2020


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