DescriptionHow can young people be empowered to understand social issues affecting their communities and use evidence to advocate for change? This workshop guides participants through how to conduct a rapid community online interaction analysis
(RCOIA) to work with young people on gathering community insights on a public health or other social issue and developing evidence-based recommendations for public authorities. As part of the workshop, we will share the RCOIA toolkit developed
in partnership with the World Health Organisation.
A first principle of the RCOIA is that researchers need to collect and analyse data in spaces where marginalised groups feel
most comfortable expressing themselves. A second principle is that group members must lead efforts to study, report on, and recommend interventions for their own communities; this is particularly true for young people, who are often excluded
from having a voice in policy decisions.
In this workshop, academics, public health professionals, and others working in social and behaviour change learn:
(1) How to design and deliver a "crash course" for young people on classic behavioural research and digital methods;
(2) How to guide young people as they manage fieldwork, articulate findings, and develop recommendations; and
(3) How to centre young people as drivers of advocacy efforts by helping them to share their findings and recommendations with decision makers.
This workshop will use examples from a project using RCOIA methods to build adolescent vaccine confidence and demand but the skills can be adapted and applied to other social issues affecting young people.
|6 Dec 2022
|International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit
|Degree of Recognition
Documents & Links
Impact: Health impacts, Policy impacts, Technology impacts, Society impacts
Impact: Policy impacts, Health impacts, Technology impacts
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-review
Activity: Talk or presentation › Presentation
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Advisory Panel member. Detecting Harmful Health Information Narratives among Maori Communities. With Auckland U of Technology (NZ) & Brown University (US)
Activity: End user engagement and expertise › Advisory position