Digital Animation as a Method to Disseminate Research Findings to the Community Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach.

TitleDigital Animation as a Method to Disseminate Research Findings to the Community Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsVaughn NA, Jacoby SF, Williams T, Guerra T, Thomas NA, Richmond TS
JournalAm J Community Psychol
Date Published2012 Mar 7
ISSN1573-2770
KeywordsCommunity based participatory research, Digital animation, Research dissemination, Youth violence
Abstract

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has garnered increasing interest over the previous two decades as researchers have tackled increasingly complex health problems. In academia, professional presentations and articles are major ways that research is disseminated. However, dissemination of research findings to the people and communities who participated in the research is many times forgotten. In addition, little scholarly literature is focused on creative dissemination of research findings to the community using CBPR methods. We seek to fill this gap in the literature by providing an exemplar of research dissemination and partnership strategies that were used to complete this project. In this paper, we present a novel approach to the dissemination of research findings to our targeted communities through digital animation. We also provide the foundational thinking and specific steps that were taken to select this specific dissemination product development and distribution strategy.

DOI10.1007/s10464-012-9498-6
Alternate JournalAm J Community Psychol
PubMed ID22395365