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Understanding Community Resiliency in Rural Communities through Multimethod Research

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dc.contributor.author Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Edge, Dana
dc.contributor.author Joyce, Brenda
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15T21:09:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-15T21:09:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Kulig, J., Edge, D., & Joyce, B. (2008). Understanding community resiliency in rural communities through multimethod research, Journal of Rural and Community Development, 3(3) (online). en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1265
dc.description.abstract Community resiliency is a theoretical framework and social process that attempts to explain how communities address adversity. Generating information about this concept has largely been accomplished through qualitative research methods and the development of the Resiliency Scale, which was based upon previous qualitative research on the topic. A multimethod study was used to explore community resiliency in two rural communities and one urban neighborhood. In this article we specifically examine: “What are the merits of employing different research methods to explore community resiliency and health status?” Qualitative interviews, a household survey, and analysis of provincial health databases were all used. The understanding of community resiliency as identified from each of these three methods as well as a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each method is presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship Doug Ramsey (JRCD editor) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Journal of Rural and Community Development en
dc.subject multimethod study en
dc.subject community resilience en
dc.subject qualitative interviews en
dc.subject provincial health en
dc.title Understanding Community Resiliency in Rural Communities through Multimethod Research en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department Department of Nursing en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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