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Dialogical Action: Moving From Community-Based to Community-Driven Participatory Research

Montoya, M. J. and Kent, E. E. (2011) Dialogical Action: Moving From Community-Based to Community-Driven Participatory Research. Qualitative Health Research, 21 (7). pp. 1000-1011. ISSN 1049-7323

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Proponents of community-based research advocate for the active involvement and engagement of community members, citing improved construct validity, intervention efficacy, and accountability. However, to create the conditions in which expertise is mutually constructed and in which no one is the object of research, a reconsideration of the fundamental ethos of community involvement and engagement is required. In this article, we seek to accomplish two goals: (a) to briefly assess the definitions of community health, focus groups, and dissemination that are often used in community-based research; and (b) to introduce an application of dialogical action that goes beyond traditional focus group methodology to promote the creation of an evolving and dynamic dialogue among campus and community stakeholders. An urban case study is presented.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: community capacity and development, focus groups, participatory action research (PAR)
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Research > methodologies
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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2011 11:09
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2011 11:09
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2679

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