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ERIC Number: EJ793793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Who Benefits from Community-Based Participatory Research? A Case Study of the Positive Youth Project
Flicker, Sarah
Health Education & Behavior, v35 n1 p70-86 2008
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has evolved as a popular new paradigm in health research. This shift is exciting, yet there is still much to discover about how various stakeholders are affected. This article uses a critical social science perspective to explore who benefits from these changes through an analysis of a CBPR case study (The Positive Youth Project). Two major categories of beneficiaries emerged: the research itself and the partner-stakeholders. The benefits, however, were not gained without substantial human resource investment, nor were they necessarily equitably spread. Participation costs included heavy demands of time, an added burden of work, frustration with the process, missing other opportunities, risking loss of anonymity, and loss of control. Care needs to be taken to ensure that concrete benefits accrue for all project partners and costs are minimized. Another way of framing benefits is to look at the community capacities built to address future health and social issues. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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