This practical text integrates theoretical perspectives with guidelines for designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Coverage of participatory research designs and approaches is complemented by chapters on specific aspects of this research process, such as developing relationships and sharing findings to strengthen programs. Included are useful handouts and templates for applying to the reader’s own projects, and end-of-chapter questions for self-reflection and class discussion. Readers will find the book’s engaging case studies, interdisciplinary real-life examples, and insights from project participants as a helpful foundation for future work in the field.

Write-Up, Dissemination, and Transformation: Building Partnerships, Developing Reciprocal Research Relationships, and Enacting Change


This chapter explores ways that students, researchers, and community partners conducting CBQR can share and disseminate their research findings with community members and with university faculty and other constituencies and audiences. In addition to discussing ways that research findings can be reported in journals, policy reports, and local and national conferences, this chapter examines how CBQR can be used to promote university–community partnerships and initiatives and to strengthen existing community programs, or even to develop new community projects. Most of the dissemination ideas described in this chapter can be undertaken by a sole community-based researcher collaborating with community partners and participants, as well as by larger research teams composed of multiple ...

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