You will apply your new knowledge of research design to refine the research question in a way the reflects community values and concerns. Unit activities include integration of a logic model that reflects action research design.
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
- Apply community-based participatory research (CBPR) methodology.
- Develop a CBPR logic model using appropriate measures.
- Analyze the objectives and research design in a CBPR study.
- Communicate through writing that is concise, balanced, and logically organized.
-Read the first three chapters in Community-Based Participatory Research.
-Additionally, the 2011 article by Gonzalez et al., “Community-Based Participatory Research and Policy Advocacy to Reduce Diesel Exposure in West Oakland, California,” [S166.pdf] will be the research journal article that provides the context for your analysis. The Gonzalez et al. article is an example of a community-based participatory research (CBPR) study that examines and evaluates other community-based participatory research studies.
*Pay careful attention to the CBPR study that Gonzalez et al. are undertaking versus those of the other CBPR studies in the article.
In your assignment, address the following:
*What were the primary objectives of the researchers?
*Analyze the working relationships with community partners.
*What did Gonzalez et al. find when examining the working relationships with community partners?
*Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the CBPR approach in the Gonzalez et al. study.
*What did the Gonzalez et al. study find when examining the challenges and benefits of a CBPR approach?
*Analyze the findings of the Gonzalez et al. study with regard to data.
*What did the Gonzalez et al. study find when examining the data collection processes of the CBPR approach?
*Justify your rationale throughout your assignment with information from the Gonzalez et al. article as well as from your textbook readings.
*Communicate through writing that is concise, balanced, and logically organized.
*Communicate through writing that applies current APA style and formatting and conforms to all assignment instructions.