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Methodological proposals for research on risk and adaptation: experiences in Brazil and Australia

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Gabriela Marques Di Giulio [1] ; Sílvia Serrao-Neumann [2] ; José Eduardo Viglio [3] ; Lúcia da Costa Ferreira [4] ; Darryl Low Choy [5]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública. Departamento de Saúde Ambiental - Brasil
[2] Griffith University. Urban Research Program - Austrália
[3] Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais - Brasil
[4] Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais - Brasil
[5] Griffith University. escola de Planejamento - Austrália
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ambiente & Sociedade; v. 17, n. 4, p. 35-54, 2014-12-00.

In this article the authors introduce a debate about focus groups and scenarios planning with stakeholders and researchers as methodological tools for qualitative studies on risks aimed to investigate perceptions and needs, to debate proposals and solutions, as well as to promote the participation of the extended peer community in producing knowledge and dealing with risks associated to extreme events and environmental change. Considering this theoretical and methodological approach the paper focuses on two research projects undertaken in urbanizes coastal areas in Brazil (North Coast of São Paulo) and in Australia (Nort Cost of Queensland), between 2011 and 2013. The findings highlight that both methods achieved the proposed goals and improved the dialogue and articulation between scientists and stakeholders. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/58159-7 - Urban growth, vulnerability and adaptation: social and ecological dimensions of climate change on the coast of São Paulo
Grantee:Lúcia da Costa Ferreira
Support Opportunities: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/02125-2 - International experiences in risk governance and communication: new theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches focused on participatory research
Grantee:Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor