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Community-academic research on hard-to-reach populations: benefits and challenges.
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PMID:  15611208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this article, the authors examine some of the benefits and challenges associated with conducting research on hard-to-reach/hidden populations: in this instance, sex workers. The population studied was female and male sex workers working in different sectors of the sex industry in a medium-size Canadian metropolitan area. The authors describe the need for close community-academic cooperation, given the hidden and highly stigmatized nature of the target population that was investigated and the local context in which the research project was embedded. The authors discuss the main benefits and challenges of the research collaboration for the various parties involved, including the community partner organization, indigenous research assistants, and academic research team. They conclude with a discussion of strategies to help overcome the main challenges faced during the research endeavor.
Cecilia Benoit; Mikael Jansson; Alison Millar; Rachel Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-21     Completed Date:  2005-04-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-82     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Behavioral Research / methods*
Community-Institutional Relations*
Cooperative Behavior*
Health Services Research
Interinstitutional Relations*
Interviews as Topic
Organizations, Nonprofit / organization & administration*
Prostitution / psychology*
Qualitative Research
Social Alienation / psychology*
Universities / organization & administration*
Vulnerable Populations / psychology*

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