Community Research Publications
Mayfield, Loomis, Maureen Hellwig and Brian Banks. April 1998. "The Chicago Response to Urban Problems: Building University/Community Collaborations."
The Great Cities Institute, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sclove, Richard E. 1998.
"Better Approaches to Science Policy." Science, vol. 279 (27 Feb.), p. 1283.
Murphy, Danny, Madeleine Scammell, and Richard Sclove, Eds. 1997. Doing Community-Based Research: A Reader. Amherst, MA and Knoxville, TN: The Loka Institute and Community Partnership Center, The University of Tennessee.
Raffensperger, Carolyn, ed. The Networker: The Newsletter of the Science and Environmental Health Network. Available by sending an E-mail request to SEHN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snyder, Will, Madeleine Scammell, and Phil Shepard. 1997 "Building a Community Research Network: Report of the 1996 Community Research Network Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts." Amherst, MA: The Loka Institute and UMass Extension.
Williams, Lee, ed. 1996. "An Annotated Bibliography for Participatory
and Collaborative Field Research Methods." Knoxville, TN: Community Partnership Center, University of Tennessee. Available from the Community Partnership Center, University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Hoskins Library, Room 108N, 1401 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996-4015, USA; E-mail: Rogero@utk.edu
Sclove, Richard E. 1995a. "Putting Science to Work in Communities." The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 41, no. 29 (31 March): pp. B1-B3.
Online Research Tools
- Action Research Resources, links to action research, action learning and
related resources at Southern Cross University
- The national network of Dutch Science Shops, and similar
institutions internationally. (new URL)
for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania
working with West Philadelphia public schools
for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural
Development, Worldwide - Iowa State University. Read about
Indigenous Knowledge Resource Centers
- CLEAR: The Clearinghouse on Environmental Research and Advocacy (CLEAR) is a Washington
DC-based non-profit that monitors and reports on the anti-environmental
"wise use" movement. CLEAR is a project of the
Environmental Working Group, a policy and research organization that uses
the Internet to share information with activists. CLEAR provides
environmental activists with the facts they need to counter misinformation
about environmental policy and science, and about the impacts of
environmental law on the economy and private property.
- Danish Technical
University, science shop at Danish Technical University, see
English version under menu.
Technical University, science shop at Delft Technical
- EBIC: The Environmental Background Information Center (EBIC) helps non-profit
organizations with corporate research, in most cases without charge to the
organization. Staffed by
grassroots activists and professional investigators, EBIC was founded to
give environmental activists access to background information on
corporations involved in environmentally dangerous projects. EBIC's staff
also helps link activists in different communities who are monitoring the
same corporation. EBIC is located in Pennsylvania and can be reached by
phone at 814-867-7341, or by E-mail at email@example.com.
R. Swearer Center for Public Service located at Brown
and Social Sciences Federation of Canada developing Community
Research and Information Crossroads in universities across
- Institute for Energy &
Environmental Research dedicated to increasing public
involvement in and control over environmental problems through the
democratization of science.
of Action Research for Community Health collaborating with
communities, universities and the World Health Organization for
Community Council Inc. a broad-based organization seeking to
improve the quality of life in Northeast Florida
Snow, Inc. Center for Environmental Health Studies Facilitates
participatory environmental health research
Planning for Community Revitalization providing applied
research assistance to community-based organizations in
(Participatory Action Research Network) serving students,
faculty, and participatory practitioners internationally committed
to social research for social change.
- Policy Research
Action Group (PRAG) a Chicago-based collaborative research
network of academics and community-based organizations.
- PRATT Institute Center
for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED)
- Project South:
Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide a
community-based membership institute that develops and conducts
popular political and economic education and action research for
organizing and liberation.
- Public Interest Research
Groups (PIRGS) advocating research in the public
Securities Fraud: The Stanford University Law School has a Web site with extensive information
on businesses and corporations involved in securities fraud. The site lists companies named in class-action
securities fraud lawsuits, and includes the allegations, the company
responses, and contact information for the attorneys on both sides of the
- Swedish National
Institute for Working Life Sweden's R&D centre for
occupational health and safety, working life and the labour
- Urban Options
helping ordinary people in East Lansing, Michigan, find local
solutions to the global challenges of the environment and
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