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  • Reflexive Research Ethics for Environmental Health and Justice: Academics and Movement Building

    Community-engaged research on environmental problems has reshaped researcher–participant relationships, academic-community interaction and the role of community partners in human subjects protection and ethical oversight. The authors drawn on their own and others’ research collaborations with environmental health and social justice movement organizations to discuss the ethical concerns that emerge in community-engaged research. This paper introduces ...

  • Community-Based Participatory Research: A Strategy for Building Healthy Communities and Promoting Health through Policy Change

    This report combines lessons and best practices from around the country with insights drawn from six case studies set in California. Background and context are provided, along with promising practices and sample resources and tools to assist local leaders in planning their own community-based participatory research (CBPR) inspired projects. Read more here. Author(s): Meredith Minkler Analilia P. Garcia Victor Rubin Nina Wallerstein Publication ...

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Participatory Action Research: A Case Study from the Disability Community

    This case study explores the use of Participatory Action Research (PAR) by and with a community of people with disabilities in addressing a polarizing issue in that community: death with dignity or physician-assisted suicide legislation. Following a brief review of the debate within the community about this issue and the goals, methods, and findings of ...

  • Imagining Participatory Action Research in Collaboration with Children: An Introduction

    When thinking about issues that affect children, community psychologists have most frequently conceptualized important stakeholders as parents and extended family members, family advocates, teachers, mental health professionals, and other adults in children’s lives. These adults may be consulted in interviews or focus groups, usually responding to the problem as conceptualized by the researcher. Increasingly, adult ...

  • Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University

    Publicly engaged academic work is taking hold in American colleges and universities, part of a larger trend toward civic professionalism in many spheres. But tenure and promotion policies lag behind public scholarly and creative work and discourage faculty from doing it. Disturbingly, the authors’ interviews revealed a strong sense that pursuing academic public engagement is ...

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