There are a wide range of participatory methods available to support effective data collection. A few examples include:
- Participatory maps and mapping: to show the location and types of changes in the area being monitored.
- Venn diagrams: to show changes in relationships between groups, institutions, and individuals.
- Flow diagrams: to show direct and indirect impacts of changes, and to relate them to causes.
- Diaries: to describe changes in the lives of individuals or groups.
- Photographs: to depict changes through a sequence of images.
- Matrix scoring: to compare people’s preferences for a set of options or outcomes.
- Network diagrams: to show changes in the type and degree of contact between people and services
For an overview of diverse methods and examples, check out the open access book: