On measuring community participation in research

August 14, 2015

This article presents two complementary approaches to measuring the level of community participation in research—a “three-model” approach that differentiates between the levels of community participation, and a Community Engagement in Research Index (CERI) that offers a multidimensional view of community engagement in the research process. The article discusses the strengths and limitations of each approach, summarizes the lessons learned, and offers directions for future research.

Khodyakov, D., Stockdale, S., Jones, A., Mango, J., Jones, F., & Lizaola, E. (2013). On measuring community participation in research. Health Education & Behavior, 40(3), 346-354. Full Text.

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