This paper illustrates the value of using an action research methodology to improve understanding of gendered patterns of adoption and non-adoption of Intermediate Means of Transport (IMTs) and similar gender-related transport issues. It presents results from a novel action research project undertaken in five farming villages in southern Ghana, a region where IMT usage is currently low. The participatory action research study not only revealed important issues around differences between stated preferences and actual gendered patterns of adoption and non-adoption in the particular context of southern Ghana, but offers a methodology which may have value in many other gender and transport contexts across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Porter, G., Blaufuss, K., & Owusu Acheampong, F. (2012). Gendered patterns of IMT adoption and use: Learning from action research. Research in Transportation Economics, 34(1), 11-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2011.12.005
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Research in Transportation Economics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Research in Transportation Economics, 34, 1, 2012, 10.1016/j.retrec.2011.12.005.