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April 2016: Homelessness, Addictions and Mental Health in a Northern, Rural Context: Using Mixed Research Methods in a Community-Based Research Design to Identify Gaps in Services, by Michael G. Young

Approached by a non-profit organisation based in Canada, Michael Young took up an opportunity to explore the way in which gaps in services are affecting homeless men and women in the rural North West Territories of Inuvik. Using a community based research methodology, Young was able to gain access to service providers and individuals, and understand the personal perspectives of those facing homelessness. This allowed him to supplement his quantitative data with focus group findings. This case study is a prime example of how partnership with an organisation can be useful in academic research, as well as benefit the local community and society.

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This month's curated cases are on the subject of "Research with, not research on": Participatory/Community based research


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