*This research was supported by NSF Grant #BCS-0443152. I greatly appreciate the input of the editor and reviewers.
Negotiating Knowledge Production: The Everyday Inclusions, Exclusions, and Contradictions of Participatory GIS Research*
Version of Record online: 12 APR 2006
The Professional Geographer
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 197–208, May 2006
How to Cite
Elwood, S. (2006), Negotiating Knowledge Production: The Everyday Inclusions, Exclusions, and Contradictions of Participatory GIS Research. The Professional Geographer, 58: 197–208. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9272.2006.00526.x
- Issue online: 12 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 12 APR 2006
- Initial submission, September 2004; revised submission, January and May 2005; final acceptance, June 2005
- participatory research;
- qualitative methods;
Although participatory approaches to geographic information system (GIS) use have significantly altered the technological and social practices of GIS-based research and decision making, they have received relatively little attention within discussions of participatory research. This paper examines how participation and representation are negotiated in participatory GIS research through everyday practices of knowledge production. Inclusion and exclusion in the production of knowledge in participatory GIS are mediated within several intersecting arenas of research practice simultaneously, often with contradictory implications, priorities, and outputs.