Special Issue on the Development of Participatory Epidemiology: Critical Reflections and Insights from the Field
• 大类 : 农林科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 兽医学 - 2区
Participatory epidemiology (PE) has been developed for collecting epidemiological data through so called ‘participatory methods’ in contexts where conventional quantitative data are unavailable. PE has been praised for its capabilities to engage participants, visualize data, and enable people with no or low levels of formal education to communicate their knowledge in a way that researchers can relate to, record and analyze. As such, PE has contributed to important new knowledge on animal disease in low income countries.
Based on a recent commentary (Fischer and Chenais, 2019) discussing the level of participation in PE-studies we now invite authors to contribute to a special issue of the Journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine. The special issue will be devoted to:
1) Quantitative studies where novel forms of increasing participation of PE are tested and critically reflected upon
2) Conceptual studies reflecting on the level of participation and/or involvement of social science in Participatory Epidemiology (PE), and
3) Quantitative and conceptual studies using or reflecting on participatory methods in other fields of research but discussing possible lessons from those studies for research in veterinary medicine and epidemiology.
The review process of the submissions follows the same procedure of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in the final decision.
We hope that this special issue will be of use by researchers who have the interest in engaging local communities in animal health topics.