Community Research and Data Analysis
This course focusses on the theory and methods for research in community work and social planning. The course provides practical experiences in community research through projects students are engaged in through their placements, theses, or other involvements, and/or through opportunities created specifically through the course. The main focus of the course will be on quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Other topics may include accessing existing data bases, understanding the nature of applied research, participatory research, writing reports for various audiences, and research issues related to women, minorities and various disadvantaged populations.