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Community research for participation : from theory to method

Author: Lisa Goodson; Jenny Phillimore
Publisher: Chicago, IL : The Policy Press, 2012.
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Presenting the latest thinking in the field, this book bridges a major gap in knowledge by considering both theoretical and practical issues relating to community research methodologies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goodson, Lisa.
Community research for participation.
Bristol : The Policy Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Goodson; Jenny Phillimore
ISBN: 9781847429421 1847429424
OCLC Number: 806205264
Description: 1 online resource (363 pages)
Contents: Figures --
Tables --
Part 1. Theoretical and methodological issues --
1. Community research: opportunities and challenges --
Introduction --
Community research and social science --
Community research, policy evaluation and the policy process --
When and why community research is appropriate --
Methodological challenges --
Structure of the book --
2. A critical communicative perspective on community research: reflections on experiences of working with Roma in Spain --
Introduction. Dialogic turn in societies and social sciencesTheoretical discussion --
Critical communicative methodology in practice --
Key learning --
Conclusions --
3. Authenticity and validity in community research: looking at age discrimination and urban social interactions in the UK --
Chapter aims --
Introduction --
Validity and authenticity in research --
Community research in practice --
Validity and authenticity in research design --
Validity and authenticity in data collection and analysis --
Validity and authenticity in dissemination --
Conclusion --
Discussion questions. 4. Community research with Gypsies and Travellers in the UK: highlighting and negotiating compromises to reliability and validity --
Chapter aims --
Introduction --
The importance of a community-based approach when assessing accommodation needs --
The challenges for community-based approaches when assessing accommodation needs --
Community research in practice --
Key learning --
Conclusion --
5. Involving community researchers in refugee research in the UK --
Introduction --
Theoretical reflections on insider/outsider research --
Community research in practice --
Key learning --
Discussion questions. 6. Universities as agents in the empowerment of local communities in Germany, Finland and RussiaIntroduction --
Theoretical background --
Factors for a working model --
An inclusive approach to research methodology --
Key learning points --
Conclusion --
Discussion questions --
7. Data analysis and community research: capturing reality on housing estates in Bradford, UK --
Introduction --
Analysis in participatory research --
Community analysis in practice --
Community map-making --
Visual focus groups --
Team meetings --
Policy workshop --
Discussion questions --
Part 2. : Ethics, power and emotion. 8. Participation in community research: experiences of community researchers undertaking HIV research in South AfricaIntroduction --
Description of the research project --
CRs' experiences and challenges --
Reflections --
Key learning --
Conclusion --
9. Power and participation in community research: community profiling in Italy --
Introduction --
Theoretical discussion --
Community research in practice --
Key learning --
10. The pedagogy of community research: moving out of the ivory tower and into community organisations in Canada --
Introduction --
Theoretical context --
Community research in practice. Description of one research collaboration.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Goodson and Jenny Phillimore.

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"Goodson and Phillimore have collated a comprehensive and timely volume into the nature of community research that highlights the benefits of working with and in communities." LSE Review of Books "A Read more...

 
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