Community-Based Research Resources

Community-based research is collaborative and sometimes emphasized as community-based participatory research to distinguish it from research that is placed in the community or done on the community.  CBR values the partnership of the local community in focusing the research on a goal or objective that is community-identified and that engages faculty and/or students and community members in working together.

CBR is research that is co-constructed between researchers and people who are impacted by the issues being studied and/or those who might implement policies or changes to programs based on the research findings.  CBR and the participatory partnership may enhance the capacity of a community to address local issues and the quality of life for its residents.

Resources for faculty in the Center for Community Engagement & Learning include Community Engaged Student Assistants to support service-learning courses, faculty, mini-grants to support community engaged projects, as well as technical assistance available from the CCEL Director and the store of supporting documents found here.


CBR: An introduction for Faculty

CBR Bibliography for Faculty

CBR Resource List for Faculty

Principles of successful CBR Projects

Georgetown Community-Based Learning Research  Faculty Handbook

Tips & Strategies for Developing Strong Community-Based Participatory Research Proposals

Washburn Community Based Research brochure

Journal Articles

Community Engagement and Mental Health Outcomes