Although transpersonal psychology and practices are inherently holistic, vitally informed by an ontology of interconnectedness, and fundamentally open to practices that challenge hegemonic norms in research practices, the use of participatory methods that implement these ideals, remains scarce. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the details of the transpersonal research I co-conducted, which used Cooperative Inquiry to analyze the transpersonal phenomenon of psychospiritual transformation, for researchers and practitioners who seek an example to guide their investigations. My intent is to stimulate enthusiasm for this method by providing an overview of cooperative inquiry followed by a detailed account of the decisions and activities involved in the research design, data collection and analysis procedures, and validity measures complemented by a brief account of the results.
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Ross, S. L. (2019). An illustration of cooperative inquiry design: Finding our way to precious knowledge, together. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 38 (2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2019.38.2.163