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ERIC Number: EJ922812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7018
An Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research
Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Geishecker, Steve; McGuire-Kuletz, Maureen; Gitlin, David J.; Rhodes, Scott D.
Rehabilitation Education, v24 n3-4 p225-238 2010
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged as an approach designed to promote community health and well-being through the establishment and maintenance of research partnerships between communities and academic researchers. Rather than the academic researcher assuming what is best for a community, CBPR utilizes community partnerships to establish full and equal participation in research by community members, organizational representatives, and academic researchers. CBPR emphasizes co-learning, reciprocal transfer of expertise, and sharing of decision-making power. In this article, we introduce CBPR within the context of rehabilitation research, outline some of the essentials for conducting a CBPR study, and apply CBPR in the research process. A CBPR case study is provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Council on Rehabilitation Education. California State University, 5005 North Maple Avenue M/S ED 3, Fresno, CA 93740. Tel: 559-906-0787; Fax: 559-412 2550; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A