Advertisement

Community-Based Participatory Research for Ecohealth

  • Crescenti Y. Dakubo
Chapter

Abstract

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is particularly suitable for conducting ecohealth research. As discussed in the previous chapter, one primary objective of ecohealth research is to create opportunities for all relevant stakeholders to participate in evaluating the environmental health problem at hand, and to gain sufficient insight to implement the appropriate interventions.

Keywords

Expense Ghost Eisen Lewin 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Brooks A, Watkins KE (1994) The emerging power of action inquiry technologies. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CAGoogle Scholar
  2. Brown J, Tandon R (1983) Ideology and political economy in inquiry: actionvresearch and participatory research. J Appl Behav Sci 19:277–294CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Cameron J, Gibson K (2005) Participatory action research in a poststructuralist vein. Geoforum 36:315–331CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Corcega TF (1992) Participatory research: getting the community involved in health development. Int Nurs Rev 39(6):185–188PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Cornwall A, Jewkes R (1995) What is participatory research?. Soc Sci Med 41(12):1667–1676PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Cruikshank B (1999) The will to empower: democratic citizens and other subjects. Cornell, IthacaGoogle Scholar
  7. Dakubo C (2004) Ecosystem approach to community health planning in Ghana. EcoHealth 1: 50–59CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. De Roux G (1991) Together against the computer: PAR and the struggle of Afro-colombiams for public services. In: Fals Borda O, Rahman MA(eds) Action and knowledge: breaking the monopoly with participatory action research. The Apex Press, New York, NY, pp 37–53Google Scholar
  9. Dickens C (1990) Urban sociology. Society, locality and human nature. Harvester Wheatsheat, HemsteadGoogle Scholar
  10. Eisen A (1994) Survey of neighborhood-based, comprehensive community empowerment initiatives. Health Educ Q 21(2):235–252PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Fine M (1994) Distance and other stances: negotiations of power inside feminist research. In: GitlinA (ed.) Power and method: Political activism and educational research. Routledge, New York, NY, pp 13–35Google Scholar
  12. Foucault M (1979) Discipline and punishment: the birth of the prison (trans: Sheridan A). Vintage, New York, NYGoogle Scholar
  13. Freire P (1972) Pedagogy of the oppressed. Herder and Herder, New York, NYGoogle Scholar
  14. Freire P (1973) Education for critical consciousness. Seabury Press, New York, NYGoogle Scholar
  15. Freire P(1982). Freire P. Creating alternative research methods: learning to do it by doing it. In: Hall B, Gillette A, Tandon R (eds) Creating knowledge: a monopoly? Participatory research in development. Society for Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi, pp 29–37Google Scholar
  16. Fals-Borda O, Rahman MA (1991) Action and knowledge: breaking the monopoly with participatory action research. Apex Press; Intermediate Technology Publications, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  17. Gaventa J (1981) Participatory action research in North America. Convergence 14:30–42Google Scholar
  18. Gaventa J (1993) The powerful, the powerless, and the experts: knowledge struggles in an information age. In: Park P, Brydon-Miller M, Hall B, Jackson T (eds) (1993) Voices of change: participatory research in the United States and Canada. Bergin and Garvey, West Port, CT, pp 21–40Google Scholar
  19. Greenwood J (1994) Action research: a few details, a caution and something new. J Adv Nurs 20:13–18PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Hagey RS (1997) The use and abuse of participatory action research. Chronic Dis Can 18(1):1–4PubMedGoogle Scholar
  21. Haglund BJA et al (1990) Assessing the community: its services, needs, leadership and readiness. In: BrachtN (ed) Health promotion at the community level. Sage, Newbury Park, CAGoogle Scholar
  22. Hall BL (1992) From margins to center? The development and purpose of participatory research. Am Sociol 23:15–28CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Hall, BL, Gillete, A, and Tandon, R (eds) (1982) Creating knowledge: a monopoly? Participatory research in development. Society for participatory research in Asia, New DelhiGoogle Scholar
  24. Hart E (1996) Action research as a professionalizing strategy: issues and dilemmas. J Adv Nurs 23:454–461PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Hawe P (1994) Capturing the meaning of ‘community’ in community intervention evaluation: Some contributions from community psychology. Health Promot Int 9:199–210CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Hitchcock G, Hughes D (1995) Research and the teacher: a qualitative introduction to school-based research, 2nd edn. Routledge, LondonGoogle Scholar
  27. Israel BA, Schulz A, Parker E, Becker A, Allen III A, Guzman JR (2003) Critical issues in developing and following community-based participatory research principles. In: Minkler, M, Wallerstein, N (eds) Community based participatory research for health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp 53–76Google Scholar
  28. Israel BA, Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Becker AB (1998) Review of community-based research: assessing partnership approaches to improve public health. Annu Rev Public Health 19: 173–202PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Jewkes R, Murcott A (1996) Meanings of community. Soc Sci Med 43:555–563PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Kothari U (2001) Power, knowledge and social control in participatory development. In: Cooke, B and Kothari, U (eds) Participation: the new tyranny?. Zed Books, London, pp 139–152Google Scholar
  31. Labonte R (1989) Community empowerment: the need for political analysis. Can J Public Health 80:87–88PubMedGoogle Scholar
  32. Labonte R (1996) Community development in the public health sector: the possibilities of an empowering relationship between state and civil society, unpublished PhD dissertation, York University, Toronto.Google Scholar
  33. Laverack G, Labonte R (2000) A planning framework for community empowerment goals within health promotion. Health Policy Plan 15:255–262PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Leung MW, Yen IH, Minkler M (2004) Community based participatory research: a promising approach for increasing epidemiology’s relevance in the 21st century. Int J Epidemiol 33: 499–506PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Lewin K (1946) Action research and minority problems. J Soc Issu 2:34–46CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Maguire P (1987) Doing participatory research: a feminist approach. School of Education, University of Massachusetts , Anherst, MAGoogle Scholar
  37. Maguire P (1996) Considering more feminist participatory research: what’s congruency got to do with it?. Qual Inq 2:106–108CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. McKnight JL (1987) Regenerating community. Soc Policy 17(3):54–58Google Scholar
  39. McTaggart R (1991) Principles for participatory action research. Adult Educ Q 41:168–187CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. McTaggart R (1997) Participatory action research: international contexts and consequences. State University of New York Press, AlbanyGoogle Scholar
  41. Meyer J (1993) New paradigm research in practice: the trials and tribulations of action research. J Adv Nurs 18:1066–1072PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Minkler, M and Wallerstein, N (eds) (2003) Community based participatory research for health. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CAGoogle Scholar
  43. Mohan G (2001) Beyond participation: strategy for deeper empowerment. In: Cooke, B and Kothari, U (eds) Participation: the new tyranny?. Zed Books, London, pp 16–35Google Scholar
  44. Nilsen O (1996) Community health promotion: concepts and lessons from contemporary sociology. Health Policy 36:167–183PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Oakley P et al (1991) Projects with people: the practice of participation in rural development. International Labour Office, GenevaGoogle Scholar
  46. Parfitt T (2004) The ambiguity of participation: a qualified defence of participatory development. Third World Q 25:537–556CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Park P (1993) What is participatory research? A theoretical and methodological perspective. In: Park P, Brydon-Miller M, Hall B, Jackson T (eds) Voices of change: participatory research in the United States and Canada. Bergin and Garvey, West Port, CT, pp 1–20Google Scholar
  48. Park P, Brydon-Miller M, Hall B, and Jackson T (eds) (1993) Voices of change: participatory research in the United States and Canada. Bergin and Garvey, West Port, CTGoogle Scholar
  49. Parkes M, Panelli R (2001) Integrating catchment ecosystems and community health: The value of participatory action research. Ecosyst Health 7:85–106CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  50. Peters M, Robinson V (1984) The origins and status of action research. J Appl Behav Sci 20: 113–124CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  51. Rappaport J (1985) The power of empowerment language. Soc Policy 16:15–21Google Scholar
  52. Reason P (1994) Three approaches to participatory inquiry. In: Denzin, NK and Lincoln, YS (eds) Handbook of qualitative research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp 324–339Google Scholar
  53. Rifkin S (1996) Paradigms lost: toward a new understanding of community participation in health programmes. Acta Tropica 61:79–92PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  54. Robertson R, Minkler M (1994) New health promotion movement: a critical examination. Health Educ Q 21:295–312PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. Schwab M, Syme SL (1997) On paradigms, community participation, and the future of public health. Am J Public Health 87:2049–2051PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. Scriven A, Stiddard L (2003) Empowering schools: translating principles into practice. Health Educ 103:110–119CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. Tandon R (1996) The historical roots and contemporary tendencies in participatory research:implications for health care. In: de Koning K, Martin M (eds) Participatory research in health: issues and experiences. Zed Books, New Jersey, NJ, pp 19–26Google Scholar
  58. Wallerstein N (1992) Powerlessness, empowerment, and health: implications for health promotion programs. Am J Health Promot 6(3):197–205PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  59. Wallerstein N (1999) Power between evaluator and community: research relationships within New Mexico’s healthier communities. Soc Sci Med 49:39–53PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  60. Wallerstein N (2002) Empowerment to reduce health disparities. Scand J Public Health 30(Suppl 59):72–77CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  61. Wallerstein N, Bernstein E (1988) Empowerment education: Freire’s ideas adapted to health education. Health Educ Q 15:379–394PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  62. Wallerstein N, Bernstein E (1994) Introduction to community empowerment, participatory education, and health. Health Educ Q 21(2):141–148PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  63. Williams G (2004) Evaluating participatory development: tyranny, power, and (re)politicisation. Third World Q 25:557–578CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  64. Whyte WF (1991) Participatory action research. Sage, Newbury Park, CAGoogle Scholar
  65. Yeich S, Levine R (1992) Participatory research’s contribution to a conceptualization of empowerment. J Appl Soc Psychol 22:1894–1908CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  66. Zakus JD, Lysack LC (1998) Revisiting community participation. Health Policy Plann 13(1):1–12CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thunder BayCanada

Personalised recommendations