As part of a Master of Research, I recently carried out a thorough and exiting qualitative investigation counting on the participation of nine top-level experts on research and practice of Community and Complementary currencies (CCs).
Making use of the powerful Delphi method, iterations of questionnaires gave a variety of enlightening answers. All the documents of the study can be found in the public folder:
The proposal here is to create a research team of at least two researchers who would like to explore beyond the results of this study, using the previous results as a guide for further exploration on cutting-edge CC matters.
The research group would gather online periodically to discuss aspects of research relevant to the state-of-the-art knowledge on CCs to unleash its potential.
The future research team already counts on the results from this previous research plus the possible participation of the experts into the third round of questions or the replication of the process together with new methodological resources, for example, the analysis of Community Currencies Now YouTube videos and other relevant current information. Areas of exploration could be the topic of typologies, impact assessment or finance of CCs, the debates around convertibility and inter-operability, the possibility of understanding different mechanisms of different types of Community and Complementary currencies and fuse them into integral models…etc.
Ideally, I estimate that this project would efficently work in a timescale of 6 to 9 months, understanding the progress already achieved and producing conclusions and information of impact. The document titled PAPER DISSERTATION in the folder, allow a reading of the main results. (Please forgive any mistakes in the presentation, this document is still under revision and proofreading)
If you like the idea and want to participate in the possible research please send me a message in the CCA group or privately in my google account email@example.com
Thank you 🙏