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Putting Community-Engaged Research on the Map

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Laurie Tewksbury

on 28 March 2013

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Transcript of Putting Community-Engaged Research on the Map

2. Choosing a research
design and method Community-Engaged Research - Research partnership between students, faculty,
and community members
- Goals of CER 1. Identifying the
research question - Prevalence of GDM is increasing and predicted to rise
-What factors create barriers that contribute to
the increasing prevalence of GDM? Libby Egan
Valerie Jarvis
Taryn O'Connell
Tara Prasad
Raisa Sharmin Putting Community-Engaged
Research on the Map Traditional Research
Community-Engaged Research? CER Map Legend 1. Identifying the research question
2. Choosing a research design and method
3. Collecting the data
4. Analyzing the data
5. Reporting the results 3. Collecting the data 4. Analyzing the data 5. Reporting the results - primary goal of research
- role of researcher
- role of community
- ownership of data
- mode of presentation Getting Started: Identifying a Research Question - Establish a connection with an organization or agency that wants research done
- Collaboration is essential at this stage
- Bring large research agenda down to a single manageable question
- Once the question is defined, it ought to be clearly written and shared How did the Citizens for Conservation and Pollution Control (CCPC) and the Associated Industries of Maine (AIM) utilize identity-framing strategies in an attempt to gain public support in Lewiston during the debate regarding Androscoggin River pollution through the 1950s? Project Location: B Street Health Center in downtown Lewiston What logical and
ethical issues did
I think about in collection? Data Collection:
- 20 women enrolled in WIC
- Culturally sensitive
- Home visits, workshops, conversation groups Community engaged research
Sociology Department
Independent Study Adviser: Professor Kane Community Partner:

Sandra Goss, Goodwill Northern New England Quantitative Dataset:
- YouthBuild Lewiston participant information (anonymous)
- Microsoft Excel and Statistical Software SPSS - Increased validity and value
- Less biased, nuanced analysis and results
- Community’s needs and interests are prioritized
- Researchers/students equipped with software and other resources
- Consulting to improve/add to analysis of data - Higher Education Institution
- Community Partners YWCA & 21st Century
- Statewide NGOs (Hardy Girls, Healthy Women; Mainely Girls)
- Book club participants Written reports for multiple audiences: - Mt. David Summit
- Education Symposium
- Literacy workshop/author’s visit Interactive reports in multiple forums: - Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is the most common chronic childhood infection in the U.S.
- Most expensive childhood condition, nationwide cost of nearly $2 billion
- Strong predictor of oral health later in life
- General anesthesia has emerged as a method to treat ECC Next Step: Choosing a Research Design and Method Things to consider:
- Quantitative vs Qualitative Data
- Sample size
- Confidentiality Conducted a retrospective chart review and collected information on:
- Age - Number of clinic visits
- Gender - Tooth brushing habits
- Ethnicity - Sugar intake
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