Session 6: Workshop

Community-Based Participatory Research Methods

Are you also battling and questioning the appropriateness of research methods in community-based research projects?

Then you should attend.

This workshop will challenge participants' notion of “working for the community”, through encouraging action-based participatory practices that are trans-disciplinary, collaborative, and critically focused on the ideas of ‘working with the community. The participants will also be exposed to relevant methods, tools, and case studies from the field and will have the opportunity to problematise the nature of their practice, and subsequently, to build toward critical, empathetic, and more informed practice. The workshop aims to involve the researchers who carry out or have a “reason” to carry out community-based research work.

Invited Talk:

Mutual Beneficial Embedded Community Engagement Conditions for Co-Design

Speaker: Dr. Colin Stanley

Acting Dean: Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). 

Qualification: Master of Science in Computer Science (Free University of Bolzano, Italy) Doctor of Philosophy Degree (University of Cape Town -UCT, South Africa)

Dr. Colin is a strategist who strives for continuous self-improvement to inspire and bring out the best in others. His research interest is on co-designing crowdsourcing applications for safeguarding indigenous knowledge.


Ts. Gary Loh Chee Wyai,

University College of Technology Sarawak

Dr. Ghazala Tabassum,

University College of Technology Sarawak

Dr. Alvin Yeo Wee,

University of Waikato, New Zealand