Advocacy-Based Research

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez, Associate Professor (Creator)
Emily Janke, Associate Professor (Creator)
Amy Vetter, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In this chapter, readers learn about advocacy-based research, a form of participatory action research and community-engaged research. Inclusion, reciprocity, asset-based approaches to research and practice are discussed as foundation concepts. When and why to use advocacy-based research and the process characteristics of an advocacy-based research approach are discussed. The content of the chapter not only articulates the steps needed but also draws attention to process-oriented questions that can and should help direct a collaborative advocacy-based research study. The steps and the internal process of a researcher are highlighted in a case example that illustrates sample research questions, definition of purpose and focus, design of intervention, implementation, analysis and interpretation, and evaluation of the collaborative process.

Additional Information

K. Wester and C. Watcher Morris (Eds.). Making Research Relevant: Applied Research Designs for the Mental Health Practitioner (Ch. 14). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Language: English
Date: 2018
research, advocacy, social sciences, community engagement

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