HD7055 - Transformative Research
Transformative Research is an advanced course in research and evaluation methods appropriate for advanced graduate students. The intersection of applied social research and program evaluation will be explored, as well as researcher identity, developing a research focus, a transformative research and evaluation model, and qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Students will partner with a school or agency to develop a research project focused on the needs of the partner. The Transformative Approach to formulating research questions and developing original research will be emphasized, in alignment with our program’s hallmarks and the goal of preparing transformational leaders who can conduct, as described by Mertens (2009), culturally responsive research that places central importance on the lives and experiences of diverse communities, that seeks out those who are silent, involves those who are marginalized, and results in actions that further human rights and social justice. Prerequisite: A graduate level course in Research Design. Also offered as EP 7055.