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Table 1 Community-Engaged Research principles

From: Using a Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) approach to develop and pilot a photo grid method to gain insights into early child health and development in a socio-economic disadvantaged community

Research Stage Community-Engaged Research Principles How Principle Used
Research Objective Community input in identifying locally relevant issues and understanding priorities and assets Aim of research to develop a toolkit to allow for identification of local priorities
Study Design Researchers work with the community to ensure the study design is feasible and culturally acceptable in terms of content Development of study design – Phase 2
Recruitment & Retention Researchers consult with community representatives on recruitment and retention strategies Local professionals and parents consulted on recruitment strategies in Phase 2
Instrument Design Instruments adopted from other studies are tested/adapted to fit local populations and their needs Community involvement involved in method development in Phases 1 and 2
Data Collection Community members involved in some aspects of data collection, gaining skills and knowledge of research methods Some parents (n = 3) involved in Phase 2 development were trained and involved in Phase 3 data collection
Analysis & Interpretation Researchers share the results of the analysis with community members for comments and interpretation Yes, not reported in this paper
Dissemination Results disseminated in community venues as well as in peer reviewed journals and presented to frontline workers with community support Yes, not reported in this paper
Further Commitment A continued partnership between researchers and the community to use findings to advocate for change, enhance local resources and improve local practice Continued community engagement and promising sense of partnership and shared understanding