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Academic Year 2005/2006
Community Research Seminar
SOC 316 SP
Small teams of students will carry out research projects submitted by local community groups and agencies. These may involve social science, natural science, or arts and humanities themes. The first two weeks of the
will be spent studying the theory and practice of community research. Working with the community groups themselves, the teams will then move to design and implementation of the research projects. Throughout the
the course will convene twice weekly to allow for discussion of research methodology and to track problems and progress in the individual projects. The instructor will assign further specific readings germane to the
Dewey, "Experience and thinking"
Park, "What is participatory research?"
Stoeker, "The imperfect practice of collaborative research"
Hondagneu-Sotelo & Raskoff, "Community service-learning"
powerful, the powerless, and the
Babbie, "The logic of sampling" & "The research report"
Horton & Friere, WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING
Rosenthal, "Dilemmas of local antihomelessness movements"
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One major research paper written as a member of a research team, including evaluations of each component (research design, implementation, etc.) along the way, an ongoing journal of field notes, and two 6-8 page papers
summarizing and analyzing field
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
By permission of the instructor, 16 students, all juniors and seniors, will be admitted. First-year and sophomore students are not elegible. Students in all disciplines may apply. Students applying to be admitted to the
course will write a statement
indicating: 1) which project they wish to work on and why, and 2) what methodological training and research experience in the field, if any, they would bring to the project. This course is open to non-majors.
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- Instructor(s): Rosenthal,Rob
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: 167 HIGH;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 16)
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI forms will be distributed by the instructor during the browsing period of pre-registration and must be submitted to the Registrar's office prior to the on-line registration appointment
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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