ERIC Number: EJ1210067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
The Collective Power of We: Breaking Barriers in Community Engagement through Dialogue
De Santis, Jessica L.; O'Connor, Sarah P.; Pritchard, Kathleen; Franco, Zeno E.; Ahmed, Syed M.; Nelson, David A.
Innovative Higher Education, v44 n2 p149-160 Apr 2019
How we engage the community within our institutions, from higher education to social services, requires consistent reconceptualization. Many fields benefit from engaging the community; yet research around practical methods for engagement is limited. This study describes the process of using nominal group technique as a practical method for both community and academic members to discuss Community Based Participatory Research. Participants included faculty, staff, students, and community member stakeholders of a medical institution during a community engagement themed conference. The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of using the nominal group technique for community and academic members to discuss the principles of Community Based Participatory Research. Through this discussion a significant change in the research paradigm was addressed by focusing on the importance of dialogue in order to have an impact on health disparities. This study serves to illustrate a method for bringing community and academic members together around discussion of a complex topic, while simultaneously identifying general perceptions around Community Based Participatory Research.
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Community Involvement, College Faculty, Participatory Research, College Students, School Personnel, Stakeholders, Methods, Group Discussion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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