ERIC Number: ED441072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Resident Experts: Supporting Neighborhood Organizations and Individuals in Collecting and Using Information. Resource Brief 9.
Kot, Veronika; Bruner, Charles
This publication presents information on how neighborhood residents can be involved in collecting needed information about their community which they can use to guide reform efforts. Researchers interviewed people with experience collecting information at the neighborhood level, other researchers, leaders of community based organizations, and residents participating in data collection. Chapter 1 describes lessons learned from these experiences and suggests underlying principles to guide neighborhood-based information collection. Next, researchers identified and categorized specific information collection activities in which neighborhood residents had participated and which resulted in positive change. Chapter 2 describes these types of information collection and use, offering illustrations and resources. Researchers also met with residents and community activists involved at the grassroots level in collecting and using information. Chapter 3 summarizes insights shared at that meeting. An appendix presents a list of organizations that have been leaders in information collection efforts at the neighborhood level. (SM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Change, Community Involvement, Community Planning, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Information Utilization, Research Methodology
National Center for Service Integration, Child and Family Policy Center, 218 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1021, Des Moines, IA 50309-4006 ($4). Web site: http://www.cfpciowa.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Service Integration, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.