“Participation leads to better quality, more impactful research” – interview by Springer Nature

As Part of Springer Nature’s strategic partnership with The Association of Universities in the Netherlands, Springer Nature has interviewed Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A Paw to learn more about creating social impact through participatory research.

Photographer: Bob Bronshoff

"Essentially, participatory research is all about getting to grips with and truly understanding the lives of the people you’re studying – and taking into account their preferences, needs and wishes. I believe this leads to better quality, more impactful research because it helps us to understand the problems that really need solving. "

Click here to read the whole interview and learn more about participatory action research and what its potential is for creating social impact:

Exploring societal impact: “Participation leads to better quality, more impactful research.”