Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact (Hardback)
  • Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact (Hardback)

Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 30/04/2016
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Community Based Research (CBR) refers to collaborative investigation by academics and non-academic community members that fosters positive change on a local level. Despite recent trends towards engaged scholarship, few publications demonstrate how to effectively integrate CBR into academic course work or take advantage of its potential for achieving community change.

Community Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact fills these gaps by providing: an overview of language and methods used by professionals engaged in CBR; a framework for orienting CBR toward concrete community outcomes; effective ways to integrate CBR into course content, student-driven projects, and initiatives spanning disciplines, curricula, campuses and countries; and lessons learned in working towards positive outcomes for students and in communities.

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
ISBN: 9781620363553
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm

"Never before have the opportunities for campus-community research partnerships been so abundant and diverse. Hospitals, social service agencies, juvenile corrections, education, and health services are just a few of the community-based organizations wanting to measure the validity of their work through outputs, outcomes, and impact. However, these organizations do not usually have staff with the skill-set to develop meaningful research. For years, community-benefit investment was measured by process indicators, such as program attendance, or satisfaction surveys. Speaking from the community, we did not know how to begin, nor have the scientific discipline to reach decision-making indicators, which would lead to change and ultimately, to constructive change over-time.

Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact is like an operation manual to move from the publish-or-perish doctrine to conducting real-world research, which can make significant differences to where you work, live, and play. CBR can be a powerful conduit to improving the well-being of the community, while simultaneously educating all the various individuals engaged in the resolution of an issue or problem. Collaboration, communication, synergism, innovation, respect, and transparency are identified as key components for transformative change on a large scale. The authors drill to the epicenter of identifying targets for change, decisions being made, and moves outward to the valid measurement for long-term, sustainable change within the community."--Margo DeMont, PhD, Executive Director"Community Health Enhancement, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana" (09/01/2016)

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