Pathways through Participation is a major research project exploring how and why people get involved and stay involved in different forms of participation in their communities and beyond.
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2011
Pathways through Participation is a joint research project being led by NCVO in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and Involve. Each organisation has a history of researching the different forms of participation being explored in this project. The project has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund through its Research Grants programme. It is a 2.5 year project, which commenced in April 2009.
What are we studying?
The research project is exploring how and why people get involved and stay involved in different forms of participation in their communities. It aims to increase knowledge of people's pathways into participation and of the factors that shape this over time. We are looking at participation in a very broad sense, including activities such as volunteering, being a member of a local community group, purchasing fair-trade goods, attending a PTA meeting, acting as a representative on a local strategic partnership, responding to a consultation and voting. Rather than just focusing on one of these forms of participation, it is exploring how people get involved in all these different ways during the course of their lives.
The research has focused on the following four questions:
For more information on the project and to access papers so far you can visit the Pathways website:http://www.pathwaysthroughparticipation.org.uk/ or alternatively, please contact Tim Hughes at email@example.com with any specific queries.
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