This guide to the essentials of doing participatory methods in a broad range of health contexts covers all of the stages of the research process, from research design right through to dissemination. With chapters from international contributors, each with many years’ experience using participatory qualitative approaches, it provides guidance on. - Ethical issues in Participatory Research - Designing and conduction Participatory Research projects - Data management and analysis - Researching with different populations - New technologies Packed full of up to date and engaging case studies, Using Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health offers a wide range of perspectives and voices on the practicalities and theoretical issues involved in conducting participatory research today. It is the ideal resource for students and researchers embarking upon a participatory research project.

Community–University Partnerships: A Case Study

Community–University Partnerships: A Case Study

Sherry Ann Chapman


In some instances of participatory research, a community–university partnership is created as a structure to support an ongoing, long-term relationship around phenomena of interest among such partners as ‘engaged’ citizens, university-based academics, service-providing practitioners, funders and government policymakers. In this chapter, I reflect on the evolution of such structure in the form of community–university partnerships (c–u partnerships). I ground my observations not only in peer-reviewed and grey literature, but also in my professional experiences with the Community–University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families (CUP) in western Canada. (For ease of reading, I will use the term ‘c–u partnerships’ to refer generically to community–university partnerships. When I refer to the ...

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