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A case study from Guyana of adapting engaged research design to promote ‘fairness in knowing’

Holliman, R.; Marino, A.; Grand, A.; Berardi, A.; Mistry, J.; Jafferally, D.; Thomas, R.; ... Roberts, A.; + view all (2022) A case study from Guyana of adapting engaged research design to promote ‘fairness in knowing’. Research for All , 6 (1) pp. 1-17. 10.14324/RFA.06.1.12. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper, we have combined ideas drawn from philosophy (epistemic injustice), critical theory (epistemicide) and practical approaches (engaged research design) with Indigenous knowledge to promote ‘fairness in knowing’ in a project called DETECT (Integrated Space Technology Vector Control for Enhancing community health and resilience against escalating climatic disruptions), an early warning system to support communities in identifying mosquito breeding sites using satellite, drone and ground-sensing technologies. DETECT used engaged research design to inform pre-award planning. We document how the project team, comprising Indigenous and other researchers, re-imagined the plans in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow project participants to meet safely and equitably, and reflect on some of the key challenges in engaging across borders and cultures in the context of rapidly changing conditions characterised by vulnerability, risk, complexity and uncertainty.

Type: Article
Title: A case study from Guyana of adapting engaged research design to promote ‘fairness in knowing’
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/RFA.06.1.12
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/RFA.06.1.12
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022, Richard Holliman, Alessandra Marino, Ann Grand, Andrea Berardi, Jay Mistry, Deirdre Jafferally, Raquel Thomas, Grace Roberts, Carol-Ann Marcus, Indranee Roopsind and Anthony Roberts. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited.
Keywords: community-based research, engaged research design, epistemic justice, epistemology, Indigenous self-determination, international development, malaria, organisational change, planning, upstream engagement
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10155156
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