Participatory Community Research
Theories and Methods in Action
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Participatory Community Research by Leonard A. Jason
Book DescriptionParticipatory Community Research addresses the gap between scientific knowledge and the practice of community based research methods. 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 affecting large systemic change in the community. Although this type of research has proven to be a powerful tool for community intervention, comparative analyses of methods and outcomes are absent from the literature. In this volume, leading community psychologists and practitioners discuss recent theoretical advances and innovative methods in the field. Valuable 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 will help
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591470694
(254mm x 184mm x 25mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard A. Jason
Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research, Paperback (February 2016)
The Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research is intended to aid the community-oriented researcher in learning about and applying cutting-edge quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches.
Principles of Social Change, Hardback (January 2013)View all books by Leonard A. Jason
Principles of Social Change is written for those who are impassioned and driven by social justice issues in their communities and seek practical solutions to successfully address them. Leonard A. Jason, a leading community psychologist, demonstrates how social change can be accomplished and fostered by observing five key principles.
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