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Action Research in a Campus-Community Partnership: Lessons Learned

By: Rhema Fuller, Jennifer McGarry, Cassandra Coble, Justin Evanovich & Garret Zastoupil Published: 2017 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2
Methods: Action research
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In an effort to fully understand the impact of campus-community partnerships, and the programs that compose them, our research team has conducted action research over the course of the last 10 years. In particular, we have conducted this research on the partnership we operate, Husky Sport, focused on how its programs influence the behaviors and actions of participants. Our research team has utilized action research as a methodology to evaluate Husky Sport, a campus-community partnership between the university and the city of Hartford, Connecticut, United States. We have engaged the Hartford community (e.g., youth, parents, teachers, and school and community leaders) in the evaluation of our sport-based youth-development programs operating in Hartford. We have also engaged the students at the university in assessing the outcomes ...

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