Service users as peer researchers. Mark Weinstein & Graham Bowpitt. Issues to be covered. What is ‘peer research’? Why use service users as peer researchers? A case study from homelessness research What happened in practice? What lessons can be learnt for research practice?.
Mark Weinstein & Graham Bowpitt
1. ‘Consumerist’: primarily benefits the research by incorporating participant perspectives into the research design & conduct
2. ‘Democratic’: primarily as a vehicle of empowerment in which control of the research process is ceded to participants