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Community-Based Research in the US

An Introductory Reconnaissance, Including Twelve Organizational Case Studies and Comparison with the Dutch Science Shops and the Mainstream American Research System

by Richard E. Sclove, Madeleine L. Scammell,
and Breena Holland

Released July 22, 1998

Link to Press Release on Loka's Publication, Community-Based Research in the United States.

1 page summary with examples of the concrete benefits that result from community-based research

Download 10-page Executive Summary
(88K in pdf format)

Download full 150-page report
(730K in pdf format)

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