Student Researchers: The Voice Project March 8, 2013 The Voice Study • Interdisciplinary study of campus health • Community Participatory Action Design Approved by UBC Behavioral Research Ethics Boards Funded by Campus Health Continued Development Grant (Ministry of Health, Interior Health Authority) VOICE Methodological Framework Community-Based Participatory Action Research Researchers Community Co-Researchers Healthy Campus Development Research Education Healthy Campu s Action Adapted from Brydon-Miller, 2001 Theory: Health Promoting University Protect and promote health and well being of students and campus community through effective and innovative policies and practices. Study Purposes Translate knowledge from previous healthy campus development research To increase knowledge about diverse perspectives in healthy campus development Aboriginal students International students Athletes Graduate students LBGTQ Study Objectives • Build student-nonstudent partnerships to bring about health promoting change • Identify health related experiences of a number of student sub-groups: athletes, aboriginal, international, graduate, LBGTQ, • Assess factors which support or jeopardize health promoting change • Recommend strategies for enhancing health promoting change The Voice Team • Core Research Team: • Claire Budgen, Doris Callaghan, Linda Hatt, Donna Kurtz, Robyn Wiebe, Melissa Feddersen • • • • • Health and Wellness Library Institutional Research Housing and Food Student Researchers Investigators & Non-Student Co-Researchers: • Claire Budgen (PI) • Melissa Feddersen • Donna Kurtz Student Co-Researchers: Emily Minaker Amanda Williams Amanda Neufeld Kaitlyn Levy Kelsey Francisco Shawna Zuda Stevie Wright Ariella Myhill Kristen Burnett Carly Martineau Krystele Carpenter Robyn Fedechko Chandler Proch Richard Mortimer Lindsay Chandler Mandira Chettna Morgan Le Sergent Jaqueline Casmody Tanya Shaak Grady Krohman • Robyn Wiebe Daniel Bell Krista Jensen • Doris Callaghan Sara Miller Courtney Nielson Omar Mwangari Michael Falerty-Specht • Linda Hatt Carley Major Lindsay Loseth Emily Gore-Hickman Josh Trousse Freeman • Stephanie Barclay-Mckeown Kat Alturnin Shinnoskie Doi • Jessica Biensch Joelle Rozema Roger Wilson Meghan O’Reilly Partick Latkin Barbra Lynn Sobol Rob Johnson Denise Luuwengh Kirsten Sinclair • Jessica Laurence Remy Kozma Amara Wong Tinashe Mutano • Shannon Dunn Rebecca Wipfi Allison Dominie Stacey Wells Tori Monkman Wana Wafa Erin Grant Katie Sprieszl Brandy Hagel Julian Timmermans Maddie Cunnings • Shelley Kayfish • Denise Chan • Roger Bizzotto Cory Friesen Pavle Kuburic • Adrienne Vedan Jolene McElwain Krissy Urbanovtich Erin Strynadka • Mary Demarinis Katie Panton Sandeep Makkar Joe Woestenburg • Chris Reimer Tovah Nelson • Jyhyun Cho Rachel White Casey Hamilton Jasmeen Sangha • Rachel Wiebe Ashley Gaglardi Ardavan Ehteshami Jaci Cambidge Adham Fares • Ian Cull Jenna Salewiski Tenzin Seldon Kristin Maddaford Kathryn McKenzie Simone Mercier Kelsey Craig Amanda Drake Dustin Dufault Geoff Hodson Addie Chaddock Research Consultation Group: Mark Paterson Elizabeth Lutz Jessica Lutz • Anne Claratto Amber Cardenas Alberto Garcia-Mendez Pat McCarter • Joan Bottorff Brittney Bradshaw Harry Wagner Talyor Blanleil • Gord Binstead Colby Finney Taylor Thomas Kristian Froment • Deborah Buszard Danielle Labuik Jon Christian Robyn Colbow • Michael Shakespeare • Bridget Schuttenbeld Wes Pugh Ella Platon • Patricia Marck Lauren Gaudet Wendy Li Matt Peterson Carly Cook • Gwen Steele Cameron Sellers Kyleen Norum Brenda Mann Brittany Schamerhorn Samantha Blair Colleen McCoach Curt More Kelsey McPhail Aneeta Campbell Jessica Yanko Jesse Van Bergen Dominque Gelineau Danielle Wilke Caitlyn Hancock Amanda Dalke Audrey Baker Methods • • • • • • Photovoice Community Dialogue Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data Report back to the community (Forum) Focus groups and talking circles Formation of Action groups involving student and non-student partners (ongoing) Student participation • Health Psychology Course: Majors from – Human Kinetics – Psychology – Management • Nursing Students Health Psychology Students • Students given the option to participate in a multidisciplinary research project (Voice) or take part in classroom debates • 90/95 students chose to participate in the research project Course objectives: • Application of principles of psychology to a community based health project – Gain research experience including data collection and analysis – Work with a multi-disciplinary research team – Apply course content to campus health Student Researchers: • 1. Completion of the Tri Council Policy Statement tutorial on ethics in research (TCPS) • 2. Orientation, training and signing of a confidentiality agreement. Identified as student researchers • 3. Responsible for collecting data: Community Dialogue; photovoice, mapping Photovoice • A photographic technique used to capture people’s lived experience. • Draws attention to community issues. • Enables documentation and reflection on community strengths and concerns. How To: • Co-researchers take photos of their everyday experience related to health. • Priority interests and themes are generated through group critique of the photos Community Dialogue Population of Interest • • Everyone on campus (students, staff, faculty, administrators, campus business people) Engage diverse perspectives on campus Data Collection Questionnaire •Open-ended questions •Ranking question informed by photographic data •Demographic questions Process •Walk-about surveying by student co-researchers • Laptops, paper, iPads, online Interests of Priority (Question 5 CDQ) Priority Interests of All Respondents (n=3046) Percent of students citing concern 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0% Student Researchers: • 4. Participated in the analysis of qualitative data for specific subject areas such as physical fitness, food, smoking, study spaces, water, trails, transportation (theme analysis) • 5. Participated in the presentation of results either in a poster format during the public forum or in the classroom in either a poster or power point format. Student evaluation • Two individual reports describing their participation and experience with the project • Final group presentation of results – Poster presentation at forum or in class – Power point presentation in class Student Comments • Aware of the different steps in the research process • Research is less complicated then previously thought • Able to apply concepts from research methodology course, real life experience • Surprised how much could be done in a short time • Surprised how long everything took Where we are now: • Focus groups and talking circles to identify experiences of sub groups. • Next steps to analyze data from focus groups and talking circles • Participatory action groups • Dissemination of results • Some students have continued their involvement in the action groups or in the research Challenges • Student numbers were at times overwhelming • Evaluation of experiential learning • Any research project needs flexibility with respect to time lines so the research time lines often did not synchronize with the course time lines. • Deadlines had to be flexible and more malleable than most students experience with their classes Successes • 90 students completed the TCPS ethics tutorial • 90 students involved in data collection • 90 students involved in data analysis • 90 students involved in results dissemination • Continued interest and opportunity Questions?