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Survey of Community Based Participatory Research in the Field of Autism

Faculty Mentor(s): Sarah Curtiss

Community-based participatory research is a collaborative approach to research which involves stakeholder partners in the research process. This project will be exploring the extent to which research on autism uses community-based participatory approaches. We will be developing, implementing, and analyzing an online survey to see the extent to which autism researchers implement community-based participatory research. Some of the questions we will ask are:

  • What community-based participatory approaches do autism researchers use?
  • In what ways are individuals on the autism spectrum engaged in research?
  • In what ways are other stakeholders involved in autism research?
  • What are the barriers to community-based participatory research?

Required Skills

  • Interest in autism
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to learn

Recommended Skills

  • Interest in research methods
  • Familiarity with google sheets
  • Previous research skills