Qualitative research and community-based participatory research: Considerations for effective dissemination in the peer-reviewed literature

Suzanne Dolwick Grieb, Milton Mickey Eder, Katherine C. Smith, Karen Calhoun, Darius Tandon

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Abstract

Background: Qualitative research is appearing with increasing frequency in the public health and medical literature. Qualitative research in combination with a communitybased participatory research (CBPR) approach can be powerful. However little guidance is available on how to present qualitative research within a CBPR framework for peer-review publications. Objectives: This article provides a brief overview of how qualitative research can advance CBPR partnerships and outlines practical guidelines for writing for publication about qualitative research within a CBPR framework to (1) guide partners with little experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals and/or (2) facilitate effective preparation of manuscripts grounded in qualitative research for peer-reviewed journals. We provide information regarding the specific benefits of qualitative inquiry in CBPR, tips for organizing the manuscript, questions to consider in preparing the manuscript, common mistakes in the presentation of qualitative research, and examples of peer-reviewed manuscripts presenting qualitative research conducted within a CBPR framework. Conclusions: Qualitative research approaches have tremendous potential to integrate community and researcher perspectives to inform community health research findings. Effective dissemination of CBPR informed qualitative research findings is crucial to advancing health disparities research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-282
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • CBPR
  • Disseminsation
  • Methods
  • Peer-review publication
  • Qualitative research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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