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Community-Based Participatory Research

Community-Based Participatory Research

  • Karen Hacker - Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, USA

February 2013 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Chapter 1. Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Chapter 2. Defining the Community and Power Relationships
Chapter 3. Methods for CBPR
Chapter 4. CBPR--Step by Step
Chapter 5. Translating Research Into Practice: View From Community
Chapter 6. Ethical Considerations in CBPR
Chapter 7. Conclusions

It is a good example for conducting PAR at the community level

Guofang Wan
School of Education, Loyola University-Watertower
May 11, 2022

Excellent description of CBPR.

Bruce Deforge
Social Work Dept, Univ Of Maryland Baltimore
May 1, 2014
Key features
  • The practical, step-by-step approach provides a “how to” for CBPR, actively engaging students in the topic. These case examples introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of a CBPR approach.
  • View from the Community sections help students translate research into practice. Students will hone their approach to community engagement as well as their understanding of the potential pitfalls of CBPR by gaining the perspective of community partners.
  • Questions and Activities sections provide instructors with examples of activities designed to reinforce learning and introduce students to practical aspects of CBPR through exercises that are based both in and out of class.

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