AO. importance of hiring community member.

  • AO: The analysts stress that someone from the community should be hired to conduct this method noting: “Researchers from outside of these communities cannot obtain full or nuanced understandings of the existing contexts, histories, needs, and community responses, while a local will already have tacit and experiential knowledge of these elements.” (9) This person should be a full member of the team.

  • AO: The analysts note the importance of having an “insider” on the research team: “ Interpreting refusal and consent is a collective judgement based on engagement with the specific contexts and stakes of the research. This requires working with community members closely, and is why it is crucial to have at least one paid community member as part of the research team for this method” (18)


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