Written by distinguished experts in the field, this book shows how researchers, practitioners, and community partners can work together to establish and maintain equitable partnerships using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to increase knowledge and improve health and well-being of the communities involved. CBPR is a collaborative approach to research that draws on the full range of research designs, including case study, etiologic, longitudinal, experimental, and nonexperimental designs. CBPR data collection and analysis methods involve both quantitative and qualitative approaches. What distinguishes CBPR from other approaches to research is the active engagement of all partners in the process. This book provides a comprehensive and thorough presentation of CBPR study designs, specific data collection and analysis methods, and innovative partnership structures and process methods. This book informs students, practitioners, researchers, and community members about methods and applications needed to conduct CBPR in the widest range of research areas—including social determinants of health, health disparities, health promotion, community interventions, disease management, health services, and environmental health.
Minkler and Wallerstein have pulled together a fantastic set of contributions from the leading researchers in the field. In addition to a fine collection of case studies, this book puts the key issues for researchers and practitioners in a historical, philosophical, and applied, practical context
Community Based Participatory Research by Dr. Karen Hacker presents a practical approach to CBPR by describing how an individual researcher might understand and then actually conduct CBPR research. This how-to book provides a concise overview of CBPR theoretical underpinnings, methods considerations, and ethical issues in an accessible format interspersed with real life case examples that can accompany other methodologic texts in multiple disciplines.
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) emerged in response to the longstanding tradition of "top-down" research-studies in which social scientists observe social phenomena and community problems as outsiders, separate from the participants' daily lives. CBPR is more immersive, fostering partnerships between academic and community organizations that increase the value and consequence of the research for all partners. The current perspectives gleaned from this school of research have been wildly well-received, in no small part because they address the complexity of the human experience in their conclusions. HANDBOOK OF COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH codifies the methods and theories of this research approach and articulates an expansive vision of health that includes gender equality, safe and adequate housing, and freedom from violence. Topic-based chapters apply the theory and methods of CBPR to real world problems affecting women, ethnic and racial minorities, and immigrant communities such as sexual violence, exposure to environmental toxins, and lack of access to preventive care as well as suggesting future directions for effective, culturally sensitive research. HANDBOOK OF COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH is required reading for academics, policy makers, and students seeking meaningful social change through scholarship.
United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The third edition of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health provides the latest research and practice of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and community-engaged research. This new edition maintains its appeal for students, academics, and practitioners, with its practice-based orientation and health equity lens across multiple fields. With a majority of new chapters, the book provides a thorough overview of CBPR history, theories of action and participatory research, emerging trends of knowledge democracy, and promising practices. New material addresses the critical issues of: Racism, power, and privilege Trust development Ethical practice within and beyond IRBs Cultural humility; and many more. Organized around the CBPR Conceptual Model, all new case studies illustrate the importance of social context, promising partnering practices, and the added value of community and other stakeholder engagement for intervention development and research design. Partnership evaluation, measures, and outcomes are highlighted, with a revised section on policy outcomes, including global health case studies. Appendices showcase new CBPR tools, in the text and through web-links, such as: Principles of CBPR and community-engaged research Data sharing and ownership agreements Community-based IRB trainings Government and foundation funding Evaluation instruments and tools Policy-analysis methods
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Methodsfor Community-Based Participatory Research for Health providesa step-by-step approach to the application of participatoryapproaches to quantitative and qualitative data collection and dataanalysis. With contributions from a distinguished panel of experts,this important volume shows how researchers, practitioners, andcommunity partners can work together to establish and maintainequitable partnerships using a Community-Based ParticipatoryResearch (CBPR) approach to increase knowledge and improve thehealth and well-being of the communities involved. Written for students, practitioners, researchers, and communitymembers, the book provides a comprehensive presentation ofinnovative partnership structures and processes, and covers thebroad spectrum of methods needed to conduct CBPR in the widestrange of research areas—including social determinants ofhealth, health inequities, health promotion, communityinterventions, disease management, health services, andenvironmental health. The contributors examine effective methodsused within the context of a CBPR approach including surveyquestionnaire, in-depth interview, focus group interview,ethnography, exposure assessment, and geographic information systemmapping. In addition, each chapter describes a case study of theapplication of the method using a CBPR approach. The book alsocontains examples of concrete tools and measurement instrumentsthat may be adapted by others involved in CBPR efforts.
Respect for persons, beneficence, and justice are the principles that collectively form the ethical basis of human research . These three principles find expression in Community-Based Participatory Research for Improved Mental Healthcare, or CBPR – a systematic approach for engaging specially-defined groups of people in a process of inquiry and social change. In the Community-Based Participatory Research, a panel of renowned authors provide a step-by-step approach for conducting CBPR, providing all the conceptual and methodological guidelines needed to implement this important and extremely fruitful research approach. As early career investigators use this mode of collaborative inquiry in the service of society, an exciting and entirely new capacity for ethically sound and more rigorous and consequential science can be built. An indispensable resource that will be of great interest to researchers from a wide array of disciplines, the Community-Based Participatory Research for Improved Mental Healthcare is a major addition to the literature and certain to become the gold standard reference in the field.
Members of communities of color in the United States often struggle for equity, autonomy, survival, and justice. Community-Based Participatory Research is an edited volume from activist-scholars who present personal testimonies showcasing how community-based participatory research (CBPR) can lead to sustainable change and empowerment. Editor Natalia Deeb-Sossa has chosen contributors whose diverse interdisciplinary projects are grounded in politically engaged research in Chicanx and Latinx communities. The scholars’ advocacy work is a core component of the research design of their studies, challenging the idea that research needs to be neutral or unbiased. The testimonies tell of projects that stem from community demands for truly collaborative research addressing locally identified issues and promoting community social change. Contributors share their personal experiences in conducting CBPR, focusing on the complexities of implementing this method and how it may create sustainable change and community empowerment. Along with a retrospective analysis of how CBPR has been at the center of the Chicana/o Movement and Chicana/o studies, the book includes a discussion of consejos y advertencias (advice and warnings). The most knowledgeable people on community issues are the very members of the communities themselves. Recognizing a need to identify the experiences and voices (testimonios) of communities of color, activist-scholars showcase how to incorporate the perspectives of the true experts: the poor, women, farmworkers, students, activists, elders, and immigrants.
A Study of Partnership Within a CBPR Parent Quality Improvement Program
Author: Chryston Jamese Jones
Current Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) research struggles to identify which aspects of its partnerships contribute to health and health policy outcomes. Challenges tend to be the dearth of research confirming the validity and reliability of instruments used for quantitative analysis, and, further, due to the prevalence of the use of qualitative research methods. The current study measures the proposed CBPR model factors of shared partner synergy, partnership capacity, and community capacity/empowerment among state agency partners and community leaders of the multi-sector, CBPR project Smart and Secure Children (SSC). The study utilizes mixed methods to measure the degree of shared partner synergy, partner capacity, and community capacity/empowerment among SSC partners. The study employs the use of a survey adapted from an instrument recommended by Sandoval et al. (2012), as well as focus groups of state- and community-level stakeholders to measure the proposed CBPR model factors of shared partner synergy, partner capacity, and community capacity/empowerment among local community leaders of the SSC program. Results show that partners, overall, report a higher level of achievement of shared partner synergy than partner capacity or community capacity/empowerment in SSC; findings, however, show no notable differences in the achievement of any of the three proposed model factors between state- and community-level partners. Further, findings show a very high level of internal consistency for the survey measures used to assess the three proposed CBPR model factors, contributing to the availability of reliable, quantitative measures for the future research of similar CBPR partnerships.