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CMTY 333. Studying Communities

Credits: 3
Department: Planning and Community Development
Description: Research on sustainable communities. Skills and techniques, models, and theoretical and ethical issues of studying community from the perspective of sustainability. Students will design, develop, and implement a community-based research project.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, compare, and contrast, the various types of social science research.
2. Identify and describe the various forms of data collection and data analysis.
3. Evaluate the appropriateness of the various types of research for specific research questions.
4. Identify the steps involved in the structuring and designing of a research study and apply them to conduct a small scale research study.
5. Select appropriate sources; write annotated bibliographies, and literature reviews.
6. Prepare and administer questionnaires and/or surveys for primary data collection.
7. Write a research paper and prepare a research presentation.

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