Mapping an Appreciative Inquiry of Community Health in Madeena Chowk, Channapatna

Facilitated by: Dr. Naveen L. Bagalkot
Time: March to April 2019
Duration: 6 weeks

As part of my second Research Practice unit I decided to continue with the context of pregnancy care in Channapatna. But this time I focused on traditional practices and using Oral History as a methodology to capture this. Given the context and aspects of my identity as a researcher (male, unmarried, young) I faced many obstacles in being able to engage productively with grandmothers in Madeena Chowk (an area dominated by Muslim population) to understand the past practices and beliefs.

In the Self Directed Inquiry that followed I tried using Appreciative Inquiry as a method to explore future possibilities with a particular focus on reviving community-oriented primary care.

The project report is work-in-progress. Happy to have a one-on-one conversation to share my learnings and research artefacts.

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