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Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823268795

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.001.0001

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Conducting Research on Comprehensive Community Development Initiatives

Conducting Research on Comprehensive Community Development Initiatives

Balancing Methodological Rigor and Community Responsiveness

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(p.142) 6 Conducting Research on Comprehensive Community Development Initiatives
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Kimberly D. Bess

Bernadette Doykos

Joanna D. Geller

Krista L. Craven

Maury Nation

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.003.0007

University and community partnerships are embedded in institutional contexts that create conflicting demands and require collaborative approaches that balance competing needs and interests and focus on accomplishing shared goals for community change. This chapter offers a case study of a partnership between a Nashville-based human service organization and a university-based research team that developed for the purpose of conducting a community needs assessment to fulfil the requirements for a Promise Neighborhoods Planning grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It explores how conflicting demands can potentially limit the authenticity of partnership relationships, and in turn, undermine the success of these types of collaboration. The chapter examines resulting challenges that arise in relation to three key tensions: defining expertise, institutional barriers, and expectations of scientific rigor. Approaches to overcoming these challenges are offered, and lessons learned are explored.

Keywords:   action research, community-based research, community needs assessment, place-based community development, Promise Neighborhoods, university community partnerships

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