Peer Researchers and academic researchers both have value within community-based research*. Academic researchers bring a certain level of knowledge about research methodologies, methods, and ethics to research processes. However, the value of academic researchers is generally more well known within the general population compared to Peer Researchers. According to the Young Foundation (2020), peer led research is a form of a research method, where individuals with lived experience are highly involved in and direct the scope of research.

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