Students will assess the benefits and limitations of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research as it relates to community based participatory research methods from government/academic led to community managed. Upon conclusion of the assessment students will recommend best practice strategies for social change within a geographic community.
While originating in the field of social sciences mixed method research has expanded to include health and medical sciences providing for a more holistic approach to community development. Students skilled in qualitative, quantitative and mixed research will be better equipped to holistically practice community development.
The use and integration of quantitative and qualitative data has great potential to strengthen the thoroughness and enrich the analysis and findings of any research.
This course will be based on a biblical worldview.
Community members are in the best position to know how God is moving in their community. This course will encourage students to celebrate what God is doing in their community.
Through community based participatory research.
This course celebrates cultural diversity and recognizes the gift this is to the Kingdom of God.
This course will give students the practical tools and insights that they need to serve with their community.
Students will leave this class with the skills to put their research into action.