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.
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.
 For more information about the platform, see here: https://www.flickr.com/about
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.
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.
 For more information about the research tool, see here: https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo-qualitative-data-analysis-software/home/
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.