Partner Focus Group Guide: This focus group guide is a tool for evaluation and self-reflection by CBPR and community engaged research partnerships to strengthen their understanding of their own partnering practices, including facilitators and challenges, and the outcomes they’ve achieved or desire to achieve. This guide could be conducted by one of the partners or by an outside facilitator. These questions (or a subset) can be used on an annual basis to assess where the partnership is now and where you’d like the partnership to be in the future. Questions can be adapted to focus on a current research project. The goal is to provide an opportunity for partnership members to collectively interpret their collaboration and the issues that the group would like to address that would help strengthen their work together.
Partner Interview Guide: The Partner Interview Guide is a step by step guide to facilitate interviews with research partnerships. The guide facilitates reflection and self-evaluation of the partnership by its members, and focuses on questions which are asked to learn about partnership experiences in order to better understand how the partnership is doing, and how it can be improved to better meet its mission of promoting health and well-being within the community. The guide prompts honest evaluation and relies on participants’ openness and willingness to share their experiences, both positive and negative.