The materials presented in the guide support a shift towards flexibly-structured processes to engage people in inquiry sustained by experience, adapted to context, and responsive to important needs. This approach bridges the gap between conventional inquiry based on 'hard evidence' and participatory methods that emphasize 'building consensus' at any cost.
- Provides original and transferable skills for collaborative inquiry and social engagement
- Presents grounded and theoretically informed conceptual foundations integrating perspectives from many disciplines and theoretical orientations
- Offers clear writing and mapping of information in a straight forward guide
- Includes authentic examples of the application of techniques in developing country contexts