When navigating the academic literature, it is important to note that community-based research goes by many different names, including (but not limited to):
- Community-Based Participatory Research (e.g., Israel et al., 2003; Minkler & Wallerstein, 2008)
- Action Research (e.g., Stringer, 2007)
- Community-Engaged Scholarship (e.g., Kajner, 2005), and
- Participatory Action Research (e.g., Kemmis & McTaggart, 2005)
Community-based research has been gaining traction globally as a synthesis term for this kind of research, evidenced by the establishment of the UNESCO chair of Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (Janzen et al., 2017).
Authors: Coro Strandberg
Source: Commissioned by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s RECODE initiative and Simon Fraser University (April, 2017)
This report from Katherine Graham describes UNESCO’s World Conference on Higher Education held in Paris, July 2009, particularly with regard to the focus on Social Responsibility of Higher Education, and the panel of representatives of the Global Alliance for Community Engaged Research.
Authors: Martin Taylor, Sarah Marie Wiebe
Source: Community-Based Research Canada/University of Victoria (2014)
Link: Background Paper
Authors: Leslie Brown, Joanna Ochocka, Sylvie de Grosbois, Budd Hall
Source: Strengthening community university partnerships: Global perspectives, (2015)
Authors: Rich Janzen, Joanna Ochocka, Alethea Stobbe
Source: The Engaged Scholar Journal, 2(2), 44-64, (2016)
Link: The Engaged Scholar Journal
Authors: Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen
Source: Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 7, 18-33, (2014)
Link: Gateways Journal
The Best CBR Case Studies on topics related to Indigenous peoples, the environment, disabilities/mental health, and socio/economic change.
Prepared for the National Summit on Community-University Partnership Research Excellence – 2014
Click Here to read the full inventory of case studies, or click on the titles below to read the individual case studies.
- Nourishing Our Future: An adaptive food security strategy to ensure the cultural and physical well-being of the Kluane First Nation against the impacts of climate change in the Yukon
- Siem Smun’eem: Indigenous Child Wellbeing Research and Training Network
- Participatory Sustainable Waste Management
- Ocean Networks Canada’s Smart OceansTM Initiative
- Research Program: Issues Related to Cyanobacteria in Bromont Lake
- Newfoundland and Labrador Drinking Water Studies
- Self-Directed Funding for People with Intellectual Disabilities
- Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health