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Explore featured journal articles, books and reports, and practical toolkits that take a community-based approach. The scholarship highlighted below comes from authors within Canada and across the globe within a variety of disciplines, all practicing community-based research. 

Journal Articles

The book is a global study of community-based research, comprising of a theoretical section, reflections from a global survey and 21 case studies from around the world where capacity building is being undertaken.

Strand, K. J., Cutforth, N., Stoecker, R., Marullo, S., & Donohue, P. (2003). Community-based research and higher education: Principles and practices. John Wiley & Sons.

The book presents a model of community-based research (CBR) that engages community members with students and faculty in the course of their academic work. 

This article reflects on three Syrian refugee research projects that were conducted in Ontario, Canada to demonstrate tangible ways of assessing research projects which claim to be community-based, and in so doing gain a deeper understanding of how research can be a means of contributing to refugee newcomer resilience.

This article shares insights from an institutional impact assessment linked to the UN SDGs from the University of Victoria to highlight various ways impact is being measured and opportunities both for UVic and other universities wishing to pursue a similar process.

This article presents experiences gained throughout the duration of a study that sought to identify the knowledge, resources, and capabilities required to support the health, resilience, and well-being of Indigenous youth within an urban Canadian context.

Taylor, S. M., & Ochocka, J. (2017). Advancing community-based research in Canada . International

Journal of Knowledge-Based Development , 8 (2), 183-200.

This article addresses the question of what criteria should be used to assess quality in terms of the rigour of the research conducted as well as the outcomes and impacts of community-based research, with a focus on recent initiatives in Canada.

Ochocka, J., & Janzen, R. (2014). Breathing life into theory: Illustrations of community-based

research–Hallmarks, functions and phases . Gateways: International Journal of Community

Research and Engagement , 7 (1), 18-33.

The purpose of this article is to summarise the theory underlying community-based research and to illustrate that theory with Canadian case examples of research studies conducted by the Centre for Community Based Research.

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