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This page introduces the essentials of a community-based approach to research. Below is a slideshow with a definition of community-based research, its hallmarks, functions, and phases. The whiteboard videos at the bottom of this page walk through various applications of a community-based approach.

Other key terms for community-based research...

  • Community-Engaged Scholarship

  • Participatory Action Research

  • Community-Based Participatory Research

  • Action Research

The slideshow was created by the Secretariat of CBR Canada, the Centre for Community Based Research

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