Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, 2012

Community-Based Research: Analysis of Outcomes for Learning and Social Change*
ABSTRACTBroadly defined, community-based research (CBR) is a process of conducting research that embraces and integrates the participation and local knowledge of people in communities and organizations with the goal of informing efforts to achieve social...
Community-Based Research and the Two Forms of Social Change*
ABSTRACTAs community-based research (CBR) takes hold in academic settings, where there is vast expertise in producing research but a dearth of experience in producing practical outcomes, there is a risk that CBR will produce little of consequence. This...
Examining Community-Based Research as an Application for Public Health Training*
ABSTRACTThe University of Michigan School of Public Health provided community-based research (CBR) opportunities to masters-level students through week-long field experiences in two communities in Mississippi through interdisciplinary collaboration with...
Farming in a Global Economy: A Case Study of Immigrant Farmers in Canada
Schryer, Frans. 2006. Farming in a Global Economy: A Case Study of Immigrant Farmers in Canada. Boston and Leiden, Brill, 2006 (376 pp.), ISBN13: 9789004151703, euro 84.00, US$ 117.00Frans Schryer skillfully presents an intensive, decade-long ethnographic...
Ferry Tales: Mobility, Place and Time on Canada's West Coast
Phillip Vannini, Ferry Tales: Mobility, Place and Time on Canada's West Coast. New York: Routledge, 2012 (246 pp.), ISBN 978-0-203-13610-2, US$29.95.Just when cultural imagings of tourism are regaining strength in appliedresearch, the project of Phillip...
History as Community-Based Research and the Pedagogy of Discovery: Teaching Racial Inequality, Documenting Local History, and Building Links between Students and Communities in Mississippi and Tennessee*
ABSTRACTIn this article we describe the process of implementing a community-based research project that linked student learning with documenting elements of local histories surrounding the civil rights movement in Mississippi and Tennessee. We show that...
Imagination Enviro-Station: Students Connecting Students to Ecological Sustainability*
ABSTRACTThe development of an environmental identity is viewed by many as essential if we are to reorganize our societies toward ecological sustainability (Bell 2009; Clayton and Opotow 2003; Thomashow 2002). That, along with an eye toward environmental...
Increasing Community Participation with Self-Organizing Meeting Processes*
ABSTRACTInvolving many people in community-based research provides many benefits, such as more labor power and increased buy-in. Traditional meeting formats, however, are not well suited to attracting broad engagement. One way to address this challenge...
Insider, Outsider, or Somewhere in Between: The Impact of Researchers' Identities on the Community-Based Research Process*
ABSTRACTSociologists and qualitative researchers have engaged in an extensive debate about the merits of researchers being "outsiders" or "insiders" to the communities they study. Recent research has attempted to move beyond a strict outsider/insider...
Lifting Spirits and Changing Lives: Analysis of Outcomes from One Organization's Journey with Community-Based Research*
ABSTRACTIn the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, local nonprofit service providers in the Gulf Coast region faced numerous challenges responding to people's immediate and long-term needs. Experiencing increased demand for services, limited resources, and...
Who Counts Reality and Why It Counts: Searching for a Community-Based Approach to Quantitative Inquiry*
ABSTRACTCommunity-based research is often discussed in a way that assumes an inherent qualitative methodological approach. This includes discussions of research design, data collection, and analysis. The limitations of quantitative research aside, ignoring...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.