Implicit in participatory research with young people a ‘constructionist’ view of the world is taken i.e. each person constructs their own view of the world and phenomena in it for themselves from their lived experiences ‘as they know it’.
This is accompanied by a belief that knowledge about the world is generated by people as a result of their experiences. Furthemore because each person’s experiences are different there are multiple (not just one) truths about any topic dependent upon the person’s experiences. Finally, knowledge is seen to have the potential to carry power over others (Potter, 2006 , p.79-80) ‘Doing Postgraduate Research.’