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Applied Social Research in the Community Context

This course prepares students for employment with government departments and non-profit organizations. Each year a human rights issue such as "child poverty" or "food insecurity" is conceptualized; measurement issues are explored; and explanatory perspectives are compared. The course emphasizes learning-by-doing: students are given research design challenges and data collection exercises that alert them to the constraints and opportunities faced by social researchers outside of academe. cr 3.

Sociology (2005)