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Author Bloeser, Andrew J., author

Title Responding to food insecurity in a low-income community : the challenges of generating trust and choosing research methods / Andrew J. Bloeser, Kerstin E. Martin Ams, David Washousky, Caryl Waggett, Eleanor Weisman, Hannah Blinn, Sonya Korzeniwsky, Rose Porfilio, Robin Milstead
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary Meadville, Pennsylvania, contends with many of the same challenges that confront small, rural towns across the United States. Many citizens live below the federal poverty line. Many also live in "food deserts," without reliable access to grocery stores. In response to these problems, the Community Wellness Initiative at Allegheny College began an applied research program that focused on helping low-income people get better access to food. The program resulted in the creation of a mobile food market that travels to low-income neighborhoods. This case study demonstrates how principles of community-based research can guide choices about when and how to use different methods of inquiry, such a surveys, interviews, and focus groups. By extension, the case study demonstrates one approach that colleges and universities can use to address entrenched problems and create new services in their community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cost and standard of living -- Research -- United States.
Food supply -- Research -- United States.
Poor -- Research -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Ams, Kerstin E. Martin, author
Blinn, Hannah, author
Korzeniwsky, Sonya, author
Milstead, Robin, author
Porfilio, Rose, author
Waggett, Caryl, author
Washousky, David, author
Weisman, Eleanor, author
ISBN 1526479710
9781526479716 (ebook)