1st Edition

Essentials of Community-based Research

By Vera Caine, Judy Mill Copyright 2016
    159 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    Community-based research (CBR) is the most commonly used method for serving community needs and effecting change through authentic, ethical, and meaningful social research. In this brief introduction to CBR, the real-world approach of noted experts Vera Caine and Judy Mill helps novice researchers understand the promise and perils of engaging in this research tradition. This book

    • outlines the basic steps and issues in the CBR process—from collaboratively designing and conducting the research with community members to building community capacity;

    • covers how to negotiate complicated questions of researcher control and ethics;

    • includes a chapter written by community partners, among the examples from numerous projects from around the world.

    Section I: History and Current Practice
    Chapter 1: What is Community-Based Research?
    Chapter 2: Defining the Principles

    Section II: The Practice of Community-Based Research
    Chapter 3: From Theory to Practice
    Chapter 4: Research Design
    Chapter 5: Developing Principles for Research Collaboration

    Section III: Contexts and Challenges
    Chapter 6: Raising Ethical Questions
    Chapter 7: Considering Capacity
    Chapter 8: Working with Diverse Populations, by Randy Jackson and Renée Masching

    Section IV: Future Challenges Chapter 9: Enacting Social Justice
    Chapter 10: Ways Forward

    About the Authors


    Vera Caine is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta and a Canadian Institutes for Health New Investigator.

    Judy Mill is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. She specializes in the social, political, cultural and economic determinants of HIV infection in vulnerable populations.