Doing Qualitative Community Research: Lessons For Faculty, Students And Communities

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This text describes important considerations for conceptualizing, designing and carrying out qualitative research in community settings. The book covers various research aspects with respect to ...
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Ernest Quimby


Qualitative community research can be conceptualized as theory, pedagogy, instruction, learning, practice and service. It requires contemplation, subject mastery, expertise, rigorous conceptualization, diverse approaches, skilled procedures, access to hidden data, interpreting and making meaning from information, and constructions of knowledge. QCR provides data and ways of making meaning from information and experiences. Common interests exists among faculty, students and communities, despite their perceived differences. Community-based participatory research performs service and advocacy roles by documenting perspectives and providing a basis for public and social policy planning and initiatives. A major conclusion from our research is that engaging a university and community is mutually beneficial.


Messages for Faculty, Students and Communities.


Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Howard University, Washington, D.C.