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.