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Phase 1 – Inviting Wide Public Participation (January 2022-June 2022)

Participants are recruited utilizing community partners to reach a stratified sample made up of stakeholders identified across regions and professions as well as volunteer participants from across the state.  Participants are asked to upload digital images of life in their community – following prompts on economic development, workforce development/educational attainment, and community resilience, etc. – to the online photo management and sharing application Flikr.[1] They then describe each image and share their gallery of images & descriptions with our team, which becomes the basis for the project’s data analysis.  

[1] For more information about the platform, see here:

Phase 2 – Analysis of Emerging Trends, Follow Up Interviews, and Focus Groups (June 2022 - August 2022).

Images & descriptions are downloaded by our team, for coding and analysis using NVivo mixed-methods analytic software.[1] The project team evaluates emerging themes and trends. Emerging trends among the dataset of images and descriptions become the basis for follow-up interviews with participants and focus group discussions, while also offering stories, texture and personal meaning to ongoing correlated quantitative data that will be part of other Wyoming data-gathering efforts. 

[1] For more information about the research tool, see here:


Phase 3 – Sharing Results, Interactive Website Development, and Hosting Community Conversations/Action Forums (August 2022-May 2023).

In keeping with the Photovoice method, project findings are posted to a purpose-designed interactive website, where the public and stakeholders can gain better understanding of each other by learning of their neighbors’ barriers and opportunities – described in their own words, and as seen through their eyes. Across 2022 & 2023 we propose to host at least six community conversations around the state to share results and host a discussion on potential action items. These public community events will be coordinated with community partners.

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Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program

School of Politics, Public Affairs, & International Studies (SPPAIS)

Dept. 3197

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6119


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