The poem Participatory research: Full ethical approval is a collection of four haikus following the 5-7-5 syllable format. I wrote the poem as part of my research into lived experiences of ableism in academia and ethical considerations of participatory work, as many policies in institutional ethics committees and review boards do not take into account the role and responsibilities of researchers in relation to their participants.
Participatory research: Full ethical approval
I’ll let you participate
in my research work:
Take photos! Draw! Paint!
Capture your experience!
I’ll make sense for you.
amplified through my research.
Silenced; no longer.
My research data.
Your story. What’s yours is mine
to use and to keep.
Suggested citation to quote the poem:
Brown, N. (2021). Participatory research: Full ethical approval. In: Book Review: Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research With Girls: Transnational Approaches (Vol. 2). Journal of Participatory Research Methods, 2(2). page 2. https://doi.org/10.35844/001c.25444