Community Research Toolbox
Below are our Community Based Participatory Action Research Toolkits. Click on the title to download the toolkit.
A Short Guide to Community Based Participatory Action Research
This guide can be used as an Introduction to the CBPAR framework, which democratizes how research is conducted in communities and guides the research methods covered in all of the Community Research Lab toolkits.
Community Research Toolkit
This is an instructional toolkit to understand and implement community research, including how to create research questions and conceptualize, gather, and use data, with tips for analysis, visualization, and methods. This toolkit can be used as a workbook for workshops on community research, particularly on combining traditional research methods with community knowledge to best fit the needs of CBOs using this research.
Hyperlocal Communications Toolkit
This toolkit shares hyperlocal communication tools that can be used for sharing the process, experiences, and outcomes of a participatory research or mapping project. Community-Based Organizations can use the concepts, methods, and online tools provided to turn research into news that can be shared within and outside of their community.
Maps for Community Organizing
This is an instructional toolkit for using maps in a participatory way that builds community capacity for research and supports the community organizing strategy. Community-Based Organizations can use the concepts, methods, and online tools provided to turn research into news that can be shared within and outside of their community.
Participatory Asset Mapping Toolkit
This is an instructional toolkit for using and applying Participatory Asset Mapping. Community-Based Organizations can use the concepts, methods, and tools provided, such as the Community-Engaged Mapping Facilitation Guide and Guide to Planning a Community-Engaged Mapping Event, to host an event or activity that collects knowledge and experiences from community members about local assets.