Participatory community research [electronic resource] : theories and methods in action / edited by Leonard A. Jason ... [and others] ; with Joseph A. Durlak, Daryl Holtz Isenberg.

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1st ed.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2004.
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Chicago Conference on Community Research (2nd : 2002 : Loyola University of Chicago)
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Social problems -- Research -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Community psychology -- Research -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Community development -- Research -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Human services -- Research -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Public health -- Research -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Action research -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Evaluation research (Social action programs) -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
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Social Problems -- congresses.
Social Change -- congresses.
Public Health -- education -- congresses.
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This book provides a comparative analysis of participatory research methodologies and outcomes. Unlike the traditional approaches to research in which researchers generate the ideas for projects, define the methods, and interpret the outcomes, the approaches of participatory research empower community populations to shape the research agenda. Their participation often results in generating greater sociopolitical awareness and effecting systemic change in the community. Although this type of research has been a powerful tool for intervention, comparative analyses of methods and outcomes are absent from the literature. In this volume, community psychologists and practitioners discuss recent theoretical advances and innovative methods in the field. Case studies illustrate how these participatory approaches have led to high quality collaborations, interventions, and prevention projects. Chapters examine the effects of participatory research on the community, research quality, collaborative challenges, and best practices. This text elucidates the challenges and successes of community psychology and may help set the course for future research in the field. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Based on presentations and discussions at the Second Chicago Conference on Community Research, held June 2002 at Loyola University.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns.
Jason, Leonard.
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