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

CP 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. Prerequisite(s): CP 301 Introduction to Community Psychology CP 310 Mapping Communities CP 320 Psychology of Culture, Power, and Inequality STATS 225 Integrated Statistics  and RESM 235 Research Methods for the Social Sciences