Use of Participatory Methods in Evaluation

Event Type: Research Workshop

Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice

Speaker: Dr. Keetie Roelen (Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection)

Date: 23 May 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue: RLG302, Research Complex, HKSYU

Language: English



1) Refreshment will be provided. 
2) Free Admission.
3) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for seat-reservation and news update.


Participatory methods seek to actively engage research participants and to give them greater voice in data collection, shifting the focus away from research ‘on’ people to research ‘with’ people. There is a particularly strong tradition of participatory methods in research with underprivileged and marginalised populations, including in programme and policy evaluation. In this interactive workshop, we will explore and gain practical experience with methods for participatory research. We will also take time to reflect on their benefits and challenges.


About the Presenter

Dr Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director for the Centre of Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the dynamics of (child) poverty and social protection, with a particular focus on the interplay between social protection, dignity and shame. Keetie has quantitative and qualitative research skills, focusing primarily on mixed methods approach to research. She has worked with many international organisations such as UNICEF and Save the Children, performing research and policy advice work in Southern and Eastern Africa, Asia and Haiti.

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