This paper reports on the findings of a study which explored people's experience of being involved in community-based research projects in Seattle. 41 people took part in semi-structured interviews. The interviewees mostly identified problems with the process of involvement, but also suggested ways of overcoming these barriers. This paper discusses both the problems and solutions, including discussions about improving the cultural relevance and usefulness of research and ways to address power imbalances, lack of trust and communication difficulties.
External link: The following links will take you to information on this entry on an external website. INVOLVE is not responsible for the content or the reliability of the external websites. Click here
Related entry: none currently available
Categories: researchers research commissioners lessons from direct experience of involvement General guidance on involving the public in research
Date Entered: 2010/10/19
Date Edited: 2012/12/10