Objective: To explore the importance of a theoretical framework, the Empowerment education model (EEM), that can be used in participatory research. A deliberative project in one community in eastern Kentucky exemplifies the use of the EEM in participatory research.
Methods: Research techniques include surveys, focus groups, community forums, and photovoice.
Results: This project presents preliminary evidence that participatory projects might benefit if the dialogue phase of the EEM is followed by a deliberative phase.
Conclusion: The theoretical underpinnings of the EEM could be expanded to include dialogue and deliberation in participatory efforts.
- health education theory,
- participatory action research
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/f_douglas_scutchfield/68/