Key Readings in Engaged Research

Updated July 2021

Framing Literature

Andrews, J.O., Cox, M.J., Newman, S.D., & Meadows, O. (2011). Development and evaluation of a toolkit to assess partnership readiness for community-based participatory researchProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 5(2), 183-188.

Beckman, M. & J. F. Long (2016). Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Beckman, M., Penney, N., & Cockburn, B. (2011). Maximizing the impact of community-based researchJournal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 15(2), 83-103.

Campus Community Partnerships for Health. Community-based Participatory Research. Accessed at https://depts.washington.edu/ccph/commbas.html on December 12, 2019.

Campus Compact. What is Community Engaged Scholarship?  Campus Compact’s Tenure and Promotion Online Repository.

Campus Compact. Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit. 

Chen, P. et al. (2010). “Dissemination of results in community-based participatory research.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 39(4): 372-378.

Community Based Research Collaborative (2021). In it together: Community-based research guidelines for communities and higher education. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah.

Fitzgerald, H.E., Burack, C., & Seifer (2010). Handbook of Engaged Scholarship, Volume 1: Institutional Change. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Kindon, S., Pain, R., and Kresby, M. (2007). “Participatory action research: origins, approaches and methods.” In Participatory action research approaches and methods: Connecting people, participation and place. New York: Routledge, pp. 9-18.)

Minkler, M. (2005). Community-based research partnerships: Challenges and opportunities. J Urban Health. 2005 Jun; 82(Suppl 2): ii3–ii12. 

Minkley, M., Garcia, A. P., Ruben, V., & Wallerstin, N. (2012). Community-Based Participatory Research: A Strategy for Building Healthy Communities and Promoting Health through Policy Change. PolicyLink.

Minkler, M. & Wallerstein, N., eds. (2008).  Community-based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomes. 2nd Edition. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Publishers.

Saltmarsh, J and Harley, M. (2016). “The Inheritance of Next-Generation Scholars.” In Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education.

Silka, L (2006) [Ed.].  Scholarship in action: Applied research and community change. US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Silverman, R. M. & Patterson, K. L. (2015). Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development. New York, NY: Routledge.

Strand, K. et al. (2003). “Origins and principles of community-based research.” In Community-based research and higher education: Principles and practices. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.

Stoecker, R. (2006).  Research methods for community change: A project-based approach. 2nd edition. Los Angeles.

Wallerstein, N. & Duran, B. (2010). Community-Based Participatory Research Contributions to Intervention Research: The Intersection of Science and Practice to Improve Health Equity. Am J Public Health. 2010 April; 100(Suppl 1): S40–S46.

Wilson, S. (2008). Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Fernwood Publishing. 

Case Studies

Armer, T.; McCoy, K.; Verrett, B.; Williams, A.; Menson, K.; and Lima, M. (2020) “Telling Our Stories Together: How Universities and Community Partners Co-create Engaged Scholarship.” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: 13(1).

Dyrness, Andrea (2008). “Research for change versus research as change: Lessons from a mujerista participatory research team.” Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 39(1), 23–44

Hale, Charles (2006). “Activist research v. cultural critique: Indigenous land rights and the contradictions of politically-engaged anthropology.” Cultural Anthropology, 21(1): 96–120.

Roe, K., Minkler, M., and Saunders, F. (1995). Combining research, advocacy, and education: The methods of the grandparent caregiver study. Health Education Quarterly, 22(4): 458-475.

William T. Grant Foundation (2021). Responding to Complexity: Co-producing Knowledge and Interventions to Improve the Well-being of Youth and Families.  Accessed July 28, 2021.


To suggest additional key readings, please contact Clayton Hurd at churd@compact.org.