Consumer Driven and Conducted Survey Research in Action
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Community-Based Participatory Research; Data Collection
Health Services Research | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Health
People with disabilities are often seen as only the objects of survey research. Consumer Quality Initiatives, Inc. (CQI) is a consumer run research and evaluation organization that has attempted to turn this paradigm on its head. Below is a self-reported case study of CQI’s methodology, based on the principles of Community-based Participatory Action Research (“CPAR”).