ERIC Number: EJ1019967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
Modeling the Structure of Partnership between Researchers and Front-Line Service Providers: Strengthening Collaborative Public Health Research
Pinto, Rogério M.; Wall, Melanie M.; Spector, Anya Y.
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v8 n1 p83-106 Jan 2014
Partnerships between HIV researchers and service providers are essential for reducing the gap between research and practice. Community-Based Participatory Research principles guided this cross-sectional study, combining 40 in-depth interviews with surveys of 141 providers in 24 social service agencies in New York City. We generated the Provider-Researcher Partnership Model to account for provider- and agency-level factors' influence on intentions to form partnerships with researchers. Providers preferred "balanced partnerships" in which researchers and providers allocated research tasks and procedures to reflect diverse knowledge/skill sets. An organizational culture that values research can help enhance providers' intentions to partner. Providers' intentions and priorities found in this study may encourage researchers to engage in and policy makers to fund collaborative research.
Descriptors: Public Health, Research, Cooperation, Social Services, Health Services, Public Agencies, Mixed Methods Research, Participatory Research, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Case Studies, Interviews, Surveys, Intention, Organizational Culture, Structural Equation Models, Attitudes, Models
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