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Essentials of Community-based Research

1st Edition

By Vera Caine, Judy Mill


159 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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.

About the Series

Qualitative Essentials

Qualitative Essentials is a books series providing a comprehensive but succinct overview of topics in qualitative inquiry. These books will fill an important niche in qualitative methods for students--and others new to qualitative research--who require rapid but complete perspective on specific methods, strategies, and important topics. Written by leaders in qualitative inquiry, alone or in combination, these books will be an excellent resource for instructors and students from all disciplines.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research