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Measuring the Impact of Community-University Research Partnership Structures: a case study of the Office of Community-Based Research at the University of Victoria

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dc.contributor.author Lall, Nirmala
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-27T22:49:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6768
dc.description.abstract This research study focused on measuring the impact of structures that support community-university research partnerships. The broad research question asked: How can we determine the impact of community-university research partnership support structures such as the Office of Community Based Research at the University of Victoria, within the university and within local, regional, national and international communities? Methods of inquiry included: participatory research, institutional ethnography and case study. These are among an increasing number of research approaches consistent with what is called engaged scholarship. Congruent with the methods of inquiry, methods of investigation included: in-context immersion, participant-observer-listener, use of available documents and information, use of an impact assessment framework prototype designed pre-data collection, key informant interviews, field notes, research journaling and the writing process. Data contributing to this study were drawn from key informant interviews. Interview participants were situated within local, regional, national and international communities. Methods of analysis included: a two-pronged approach to organising data, deductive and inductive approaches, the lens of praxis, and the prototype as an analytical framework. Assessment as praxis is proposed as broad analytic framework. Theory was constructed through data analysis. This study’s data and analysis point to impact assessment as a cycle of inquiry and eight elements that inform impact on and through community life and impact on and through the university. The proposed Impact Assessment and Measurement Framework (IAMF) includes eight elements: coupling intention with impact, spheres of impact, categories of impact, conditions of impact, points of impact, impact-focused documentation, multiple perspectives of impact, and impact assessment and measurement statements. Contributions of this study include: recognition of staff who support community-university research partnerships through their varied work spaces, research councils as a type of support structure, impact assessment as a cycle of inquiry, explicating impact through elements of impact assessment, and a literature consolidation of impact assessment in the context of support structures. Future research may include revision and refinement of the IAMF across different types of community-university research partnership support structures. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Measuring Impact en_US
dc.subject Assessing impact en_US
dc.subject institutional support structures for community-university research partnerships en_US
dc.subject Community-university research partnerships in higher education en_US
dc.subject Classifying community-university research partnership support structures en_US
dc.subject Measurement and assessment tool en_US
dc.subject Approaches to impact measurement en_US
dc.subject Assessment evaluation and impact en_US
dc.subject Impact assessment as praxis en_US
dc.subject IAMF en_US
dc.subject Impact Assessment Framework Prototype en_US
dc.subject Micro meso and macro impact levels en_US
dc.subject Spheres of impact en_US
dc.subject Cycle of inquiry en_US
dc.subject Impact categories en_US
dc.subject Conditions of impact en_US
dc.subject Community-university research relationships en_US
dc.subject Impact assessment and measurement statements en_US
dc.subject How to measure impact en_US
dc.title Measuring the Impact of Community-University Research Partnership Structures: a case study of the Office of Community-Based Research at the University of Victoria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McGregor, Catherine
dc.contributor.supervisor Hall, Bud L.
dc.degree.department Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Lall, N. (2011). Measuring the impact of university-community research partnerships: a literature review of theories, concepts, tools and practices. In H. Schuetze & P. Inman, The community engagement and service mission of universities (87-102). Leicester: NIACE. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Lall, N. (2011). Community-university research partnership structures: Approaches to understanding their impact. Rizoma Freireano, 9. Retrieved from http://www.rizoma-freireano.org/index.php/community-university-research-partnership-structures-approaches-to- understanding-their-impact--nirmala-lall en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Lall, N. (2013). Measuring the impact of community-university research partnerships: a global perspective. In B. Hall, E. T. Jackson, R. Tandon, J. M. Fontan & N. Lall (Eds.). Knowledge, democracy and action: Community-university research partnerships in global perspectives (89-114). Manchester: Manchester University Press. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Lall, N. (2014). Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research. In D. Coghlan & M.Brydon-Miller (Eds.), The Sage encyclopedia of action research (381-384). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Ltd. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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