Measuring the success of community science: The northern California household exposure study.
In this paper, the authors review the methods used to evaluate their CBPR project, “Linking Breast Cancer Advocacy and Environmental Justice”, in order to assist other teams in evaluating CBPR effectiveness. Their evaluation strategy assessed how the CBPR partnership met the goals of all partners, including scientific, educational, policy, community engagement and capacity building goals. The strategy also had partners talk to each other about these issues frequently throughout the project, to collect ongoing evaluation data and stimulate changes to address problems. The authors share ten questions that can be used by other teams to guide such an evaluation.
Brown, P., Brody, J. G., Morello-Frosch, R., Tovar, J. Zota, A. R., & Rudel, R. A. (2012). Measuring the success of community science: The northern California household exposure study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(3), 326-331. Full Text.