Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research

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Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research offers innovative research tools that are most effective for understanding social problems in general and change in complex person-environment systems at the community level. Methodological pluralism and mixed-methods research are the overarching themes in this groundbreaking edited volume, as contributors explain cutting-edge research methodologies that analyze data in special groupings, over time, or within various contexts. As such, the methodologies presented here are holistic and culturally valid, and support contextually grounded community interventions.

This volume features web appendices that include a variety of research applications (e.g., SPSS, SAS, GIS) and guidelines for the accompanying data sets. The extensive illustrations and case studies in Methodological Approaches will give readers a comprehensive understanding of community-level phenomena and a rich appreciation for the way collaboration across behavioral science disciplines leads to more effective community-based interventions.