Anthropology | Community Based Res Methods II
A526 | 30137 | Atalay


Gaining practical experience in conducting research with, for and by
communities is the focus of this course.  This is the second part of a
two-course series. Students will apply community based participatory
research (CBPR) principles that were introduced in Part I of the
course (ANTH A525). This is a service-learning course that is
structured as a practicum, and provides practical, hands-on training
in CBPR. Students will work directly with two Native American
communities (Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Michigan and the
Sullivan County American Indian Council in Indiana) to plan and carry
out aspects of a community-based research project. Each community
already has an exciting research project in mind –over the course of
the semester you will work with them to 1) develop specific long and
short-term research goals; 2) complete some of the short-term aspects
of the project, and 3) write a grant proposal that the community can
utilize to help fund  the remainder of the research.

To accomplish this students will be divided into research teams that
will work collaboratively with one of the two communities to develop a
research design that has both short-term and long-term project goals.
Research teams will work towards completing the short term goals
during the semester, and will be responsible for drafting a grant
proposal and IRB documentation for the long-term aspects of the
project. Research teams will also gain experience in preparing and
presenting a final community report (this can take many forms
including a brief video presentation, powerpoint slide show, comic
stip, newsletter, performance, etc.) and also a presentation that
introduces the public to CBPR and your teams’ specific research
project (e.g. brief You tube video or wiki page).

Pre-requisite: ANTH A525 or permission of instructor.