participatory research


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participatory research

A community process in which a group of people takes an active role in defining their own health needs and devising means to meet them, including setting priorities for public health, controlling health-enhancing techniques, and evaluating results.
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2010: 251) reported the hostile attitude of one local activist to their participatory research in the UK:
The study was based on participatory research method approach to meet the objective of designing the psychosocial intervention plan for the management of psychological trauma after the tragic school attack.
Nevertheless, seldom do researchers work 'with' communities in true partnerships, as defined by community-based participatory research approach.
Program brief: AHRQ activities using community-based participatory research to address health care disparities.
The premise for participatory research is the three-fold assumption that (1) research is not created in a vacuum, (2) that knowledge is not absolute and (3) that knowledge is linked to power.
Governing through community allegiance: a qualitative examination of peer research in community-based participatory research.
It implies a critical distance toward everyday processes: "The participatory research process enables co-researchers to step back cognitively from familiar routines, forms of interaction, and power relationships in order to fundamentally question and rethink established interpretations of situations and strategies" (Bergold, Thomas 2012).
Using participatory research in community consortia development and evaluation: Lessons from the beginning of a story.
Study of participatory research in health promotion: Recommendations for the development of participatory research in health promotion in Canada.
Although participatory research seems viable in a lot of ways it is not cost effective and is time consuming.
The concept of participatory research has most commonly been applied to a method of conducting research in collaboration with members of the community (Horowitz, Robinson, and Seifer 2009), but many of the concepts are directly relevant for partnerships between health services researchers and other end-users such as providers, payers, and policy makers.
This volume has two primary purposes: (a) to describe how Madres Unidas (Mothers United) organized themselves for educational change for their children and how they encountered barriers even within a progressive reform movement and (b) to describe how participatory research empowered the mothers' personal transformative agency and resistance.

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