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Title: Lessons from a Community-Based Participatory Research Project: Older People's and Researchers' Reflections
Author: TIMONEN, VIRPI
DOYLE, MARTHA
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/timonenv
http://people.tcd.ie/doylem5
Keywords: participatory
research
older people
community
partnership
power
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Doyle, Martha and Timonen, Virpi, Lessons from a Community-Based Participatory Research Project: Older People's and Researchers' Reflections, Research on Aging, 32, 2, 2010, 244 - 263
Series/Report no.: Research on Aging
32
2
Abstract: The ethical and practical importance of actively involving older people in the research process is increasingly articulated in the gerontology literature. This article contributes to the literature by outlining a community-based participatory research project that centered on the design and administration of a questionnaire exploring older people’s use and perceptions of community services. The authors discuss both older adults’ and the researchers’ views of the participatory process. The key lessons and challenges that emerged from the research are analyzed using the nine principles of community-based participatory research outlined by Israel et al. The authors question whether older people in all instances seek extensive involvement in all aspects of participatory projects and raise a number of questions that require further analysis before a robust and viable understanding of participatory research that safeguards against the tokenistic involvement of older people can be developed.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/34607
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