Reciprocity in Hazards and Disaster Research

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By the end of this module, you should be able to:

Lesson 1: Background: What Is Reciprocity?   

  1. Define the concept of reciprocity and explain how it applies to research, specifically in hazards and disaster settings. 
  2. Provide examples of how researchers can practice reciprocity across the disaster cycle.

Lesson 2: Reciprocity in Hazards and Disaster Research

  1. Explain why reciprocity may be an ethical obligation for researchers. 
  2. Describe how reciprocity can increase trust between researchers and disaster-affected people and communities.
  3. Explain how reciprocity can help to alleviate the effects of power imbalances between researchers and participants.
  4. Identify how reciprocity strengthens hazards and disaster research and can help improve its relevance.

Lesson 3: Challenges and Considerations for Practicing Reciprocity

  1. Anticipate the potential challenges associated with reciprocity in research and consider the difficulties that may be unique to disaster contexts.
  2. Offer examples of potential unintended consequences of reciprocity.
  3. Define reflexivity and explain how researchers can engage in reflexivity to enhance reciprocity. 
  4. Recognize the importance of time and flexibility in reciprocal relationships.
  5. Describe research methods that can help foster reciprocity.

Lesson 4: Strategies and Opportunities for Reciprocity in Research

  1. Generate strategies to effectively practice reciprocity in hazards and disaster research. 
  2. Identify opportunities to strengthen discussions of reciprocity across academic disciplines in disaster research.


At the close of the module, you will have the opportunity to take a 10-question quiz. If you get 8 out of 10 questions correct, you will receive a certificate of completion for the CONVERGE Reciprocity in Hazards and Disaster Research Training Module.

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