Community-based research


Community-based research
Research that takes place with the community

The broad group of people who are stakeholders of an organization. Extending beyond the people that enter our buildings and use our services, an organization’s community may include cultural groups, sectoral partners, and other groups of people joined together by common identity, geography, and other bonds. Often where we use ‘community’ the word is actually short for multiple communities.

and involves community members throughout its design and implementation. Typically based on values

Values are ideals, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable. See also “principles,” which are often shaped by values.

of respect and recognition for community contribution and knowledge, community based research aims to benefit communities in both process and outcomes, and acknowledges the importance of community control of the research and its results.