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
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.