Putting it into Practice


Title: Researcher and researched community perspectives: Towards bridging the gap.
Author: Sullivan, M., Kone, A., Senturia, K., Chrisman, N., Ciske, S. & Krieger, J.
Date Published: 2001
Reference: Health Education & Behaviour, 28(2), 130-149.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


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.

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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

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