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DIMENSTEIN, Magda; MACEDO, João Paulo; LEITE, Jáder Ferreira  and  GOMES, Maria Aparecida de França. Psychology, public policies and social practices: experiences in participatory research. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.1, pp. 24-36. ISSN 1809-8908.

Participatory research emerged as an alternative to traditional models of doing research. It requires the participation of various actors, as well as the focus of redirection on the other, for research with others, aimed at creating new sense fields and possibilities of intervention in reality, and a commitment to examine the implications of the researcher and other actors involved in the process. This article is a theoretical and methodological essay on the experiences developed with participatory research within public policies. At first, we make an approach about the founding principles of participatory investigations. In the following section, we highlight the participatory 1 Trata-se de uma versão modificada do capítulo "Artimanhas e tessituras para uma universidade em movimento: experiências de pesquisa em saúde". In Scarparo H. B. K. (Org.). Gestão em saúde: experiências de campo e pesquisa em inserção social (p.17-39). Porto Alegre: Sulina, 2013.research practices developed within public policies. We conclude by discussing the research institution and arguing the place of psychology and the way we produce knowledge in the context of social welfare policies.

Keywords : Psychology; Methodology; Participatory research.

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