Community Based Research

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Community Based Research

  1. 1. INVENTING A PUBLIC Community-Based Research
  2. 2. Inventing with artifacts Typical of the humanities, e.g., literary studies, philosophy, history, etc. Purpose: To make the familiar strange. Inventing a public, or community-based research Practiced by researchers across the disciplines in partnership with the community. Purpose: To turn imagination into reality. Social invention Typical of the social sciences, e.g., anthropology, psychology, poli sci, sociology, etc. Purpose: To turn answers into questions.
  3. 3. Points of Contrast between Traditional Academic Research and Community-Based Research (CBR) <ul><li>Traditional Research </li></ul><ul><li>By nature contemplative. </li></ul><ul><li>Internally motivated. </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by disciplinary rules . </li></ul><ul><li>CBR </li></ul><ul><li>By nature active . </li></ul><ul><li>Externally motivated. </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by circumstantial demands . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Community Partners
  5. 5. Common Ground between Traditional Research and CBR <ul><li>BOTH involve writing . </li></ul><ul><li>CBR draws on the research methods used in the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH require us to exercise our critical and creative powers simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH take place in rhetorical situations . </li></ul>

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