Agree completely. Lots of my argument here is that i find lots of mooc research qunatitative or general and not answering questions i care about (but there is also lots of good stuff, too, incl stuff by Jenny i had red before meeting her). I just think participatory research is in itself an ethical decision. Previous CAE research about motherhood never claimed to cover all aspects of all motherhood. CAE of a course will be partial but hopefully deep and reflective. As a postcolonial person i am extremely sensitive about voice and how others speak about me, and prefer to be the one interpreting my own history for myself, collaborating with others to make it something more than mere self-reflection (which isn’t research) and more analytical and hopefully adds to knowledge as a whole beyond my own satisfaction.