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Qualitative Research | May 27-June 4

Mon, May 27, 2013

Presenter: Mark Chupp, Ph.D., MSW and Kristin Bodiford, Ph.D., MBA
For more information: [email protected]
Organizational Sponsor: Eastern Mennonite University/Community Strengths

Explore the field of qualitative research with a focus on learning specific methods that can promote social change and peacebuilding.

Gain theoretical perspectives on action research and social constructionism and be introduced to diverse qualitative research strategies and methods. Through case studies, the course will examine the role of the researcher and his or her relationship to the community as it affects collection, analysis, and the interpretation of data. Emphasis will be on participatory methods that promote social change as well as newer positive change approaches to research, such as appreciative inquiry. During this course, participants will

  • Conduct a mini-research project to experiment with and reflect on a set of skills and methods
  • Examine how qualitative research can be transferred to other cultures
  • Discuss how to design their own participatory research projects for application in their home communities.

Sponsor: Eastern Mennonite University, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Summer Peacebuilding Institute.

For more information or to register go to:

http://www.emu.edu/cjp/spi/ or http://www.emu.edu/cjp/spi/courses/