Researching with Go Sisters, Zambia: reciprocal learning in sport for development

Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes

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The chapter describes the involvement since 2009 developed into an ongoing ten year research partnership which, as it has matured, has allowed alternative approaches to knowledge production in SDP to emerge. IN had been working with EduSport on Go Sisters since 2005. In 2008, IN secured a five-year programme of funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to expand Go Sisters from a relatively small project based in the capital, to a national programme operating in four of Zambia’s seven provinces. Data collection carried out by Go Sisters staff and peer leaders consisted of ten separate data collection activities, in the form of questionnaire surveys and short structured interviews conducted with peer leaders, participants, and parents of girls taking part in the programme. The collaborative research partnership described in this chapter reflects the influence of a range of theoretical debates surrounding research in SDP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Sport for Development and Peace
Subtitle of host publicationTransnational Perspectives on Theory, Policy and Practice
EditorsLyndsay M. C. Hayhurst, Tess Kay, Megan Chawansky
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315751559
ISBN (Print)9781138806672
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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