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date: 03 December 2022

Community-Based Participatory Researchlocked

Community-Based Participatory Researchlocked

  • Alma M. Ouanesisouk TrinidadAlma M. Ouanesisouk TrinidadPortland State University

Summary

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) embraces a collaborative partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, social workers, other practitioners, and researchers in the research process. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community and has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change. It is community based in the sense that community members become part of the research team and researchers become engaged in the activities of the community. Community–researcher partnerships allow for a blending and aligning of values and expertise, promoting co-learning and capacity-building among all partners, and integrating and achieving a balance between research and action for the mutual benefit of all partners. Various terms have been used to describe this research, including participatory action research, action research, community-based research, collaborative action research, anti-oppressive research, and feminist research.

Subjects

  • Macro Practice
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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