"Som erfarenhetsforskare, då är man med och bestämmer i forskningsprojektet"

- en autoetnografisk studie om en gemensam forskningsprocess


  • Lill Hultman Lektor i socialt arbete, verksam vid Karolinska Institutet och Södertörns högskola.
  • Fredrik Sandman Erfarenhetsforskare och anställd som forskningsassistent vid Karolinska Institutet
  • Jeanette Nelson Erfarenhetsforskare och anställd som forskningsassistent vid Karolinska Institutet
  • Mikael Åkerlund Erfarenhetsforskare och anställd som forskningsassistent vid Karolinska Institutet.
  • Lena von Koch Senior professor i hälso-och sjukvårdsforskning, verksam vid Karolinska Institutet.
  • Malin Tistad Docent i vårdvetenskap och lektor i medicinsk vetenskap, verksam vid Karolinska Institutet och Högskolan i Dalarna.




participatory research, participatory design, co-creative processes, implementation, epistemic injustice


'As a community researcher, you get to make decisions in the research project’ – an autoethnographic study about a joint research process
In a participatory action research project, we emphasize experiences of collaboration between academic and community researchers by applying analytical autoethnography. The aim of the article is to describe the research process which involves both individual and collaborative processes, and to analyze challenges in relation to participation in the ongoing research process. We identified four themes: Start-up and initial challenges, Conditions and structural prerequisites for collaboration, Joint development of work methods and Power and role distribution. Our findings are presented in two separate analyses; a collaborative inductive analysis and an academic led theoretical analysis in which Arnstein’s ladder of participation and Fricker’s concept of epistemic injustice are utilized in order to scrutinize challenges related to different degrees of participation in the research process. The results demonstrate that shared hermeneutic resources are necessary for the mitigation of epistemic injustice and enablement of mutual learning processes, such as collective writing processes. The results also indicate that a full participation for community researchers in the entire research process was difficult to achieve, both in relation to structural resources such as allocated time, and in relation to perceptions of meaning- making aspects, for example, individual interests and contributionsin terms of knowledge.


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Hultman, L., Sandman, F., Nelson, J., Åkerlund, M., von Koch, L. och Tistad, M. (2023) ”’Som erfarenhetsforskare, då är man med och bestämmer i forskningsprojektet’: - en autoetnografisk studie om en gemensam forskningsprocess”, Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 29(3-4), s. 305–324. doi: 10.3384/SVT.2022.29.3-4.4673.