CBR projects are very different than conventional research. In CBR, the relationship formed between the community and college partners is multi-faceted, collaborative, and sometimes long-term.
- Generate the basic idea for the research.
- Desire to participate directly in the research process.
- Provide resources in time, energy, access to the population, and previous studies.
- Develop specific plans to use research study results for program improvement, generating funds, community education, etc.
- Agree to share research results with funders, focus groups or learning events at LC, in CCDSJ materials, and in the community at large.
Faculty & Students
- Desire to be research partners with and to learn from the community partner.
- Build the project around what the community partner identifies as its need.
- Provide expertise, explain the research process, and share responsibility for research design, data collection, and application.
- Work with the College’s Internal Review Board (IRB) to receive approval when necessary.
- Prepare final report (with executive summary) and present it to community partners.
- Share research results with funders, the community at large, and as cited in CCDSJ materials.
Center for Community Development and Social Justice (CCDSJ)
- Conduct interviews and facilitate the “match” between partners.
- Make roles and responsibilities and CBR principles clear to partners.
- Approve and oversee project budgets.
- Report results to external funders.