Principles of Field/Action Research   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

SW 430 - Principles of Field/Action Research

3 Credit(s)
This course will focus on developing an understanding and knowledge of interdisciplinary methods and approaches to community action research. Additionally, the course will provide an over-view of approaches to research with a focus of Community-based Participatory Research Design. The content of the course will center on issues related to this topic including an expectation that the student will develop an awareness and understanding of self as a researcher and their personal biases. It is expected that the student will develop an ability to identify and access legitimate sources of psychological research. Important features of the course will be learning about community research practice within multicultural settings, knowledge about the inclusion of diverse perspectives in research practice, develop the ability to address issues of social justice in community research and knowledge about ethical research practices.