Journal article

Using Technology to Scale up Youth-Led Participatory Action Research: A Systematic Review

Lisa Gibbs, Mariah Kornbluh, Katitza Marinkovic, Sherry Bell, Emily J Ozer

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Rapid advances in technology create opportunities for adolescents to influence practice and policy in health and other domains. Technology can support the scaling of Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR), in which adolescents conduct research to improve issues that affect them. We present the first known published systematic review of the use of technology to scale YPAR. METHODS: A systematic review of the empirical literature was conducted from 2000 to 2018 using databases PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, and PubMed. The review included peer-reviewed articles of YPAR studies involving adolescents (aged 10-19 years) using technology for scaling. Appraisal of papers included the role..

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Awarded by National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health Grant (SCH)


Funding Acknowledgements

This article was published in a Supplement supported by a National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health Grant (SCH) to Principal Investigators Elizabeth Ozer, Ph.D. and James Lester, Ph.D. (IIS-1344670 & IIS-1344803). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.