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Public Health Nurs. 2018 Jul;35(4):353-359. doi: 10.1111/phn.12397. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

Lessons learned from using an audience response system in a community setting for research data collection.

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1
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.
2
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.
3
10,000 Black Men, Pine Bluff, AR, USA.
4
Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center, Marvell, AR, USA.
5
University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

A community-academic team implemented a study involving collection of quantitative data using a computer-based audience response system (ARS) whereby community partners led data collection efforts. The team participated in a reflection exercise after the data collection to evaluate and identify best practices and lessons learned about the community partner-led process.

DESIGN & SAMPLE:

The methods involved a qualitative research consultant who facilitated the reflection exercise that consisted of two focus groups-one academic and one community research team members. The consultant then conducted content analysis. Nine members participated in the focus groups.

RESULTS:

The reflection identified the following themes: the positive aspects of the ARS; challenges to overcome; and recommendations for the future.

CONCLUSION:

The lessons learned here can help community-academic research partnerships identify the best circumstances in which to use ARS for data collection and practical steps to aid in its success.

KEYWORDS:

community-based participatory research; community/public health; computers/technology; data collection methods

PMID:
29566271
PMCID:
PMC6055995
[Available on 2019-07-01]
DOI:
10.1111/phn.12397
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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