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Introduction; Participation, `vulnerability' and voice; Participatory research with children and young people; Involving people with learning difficulties in participatory research; Participatory research with victims of abuse and trauma - Women victims-survivors of domestic violence; Participatory research: interpretation, representation and transformation; Advancing participatory research.

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Jo Aldridge is Professor of Social Policy and Criminology at Loughborough University. She is also director of the Young Carers Research Group and has more than twenty years' experience conducting and managing research with multiply vulnerable, marginalised and socially excluded groups. Jo has published extensively in social policy, health and social care, specifically in the areas of children's rights, mental health and domestic violence.


"An invaluable resource for researchers and health and social care practitioners.Jo Aldridge distils her extensive experience of working in participatory ways with `vulnerable' groups into a fascinating and accessible volume, using a range of case studies to offer detailed insights into innovative methods that can enhance autonomy, control and emancipation." Professor Jan Walmsley, Open University and London South Bank University "Clearly written, interesting and thought-provoking...Aldridge encourages researchers to think outside of the box and work flexibly to adapt their research methods." SRA, Research Matters "A thoughtful, clearly written book which makes a valuable contribution to knowledge about participatory research with marginalised groups of people. Of particular interest is the application of creative narrative approaches to researching with diverse groups." Professor Kelley Johnson, Director Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia

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