Key Readings in Engaged Research

Updated September 2020

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 on December 12, 2019.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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