231Ch2BPPT - Research and Action in Community Psychology...

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Unformatted text preview: Research and Action in Community Psychology Questions in Doing Research What is the research problem? Who will participate in the research? What kind of relationship will the researcher have with the community in which the research takes place? What are the research goals? What methods are appropriate? Who will interpret what the data means? What happens after the research is completed? Research Methods Qualitative Quantitative Qualitative How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with a passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quantitative How do I love thee? Let me put it on a 9point scale. Till death do us part Not at all Somewhat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Examples of Qualitative Methods Participant observation Indepth interviewing Focus groups Case studies of communities or organizations Examples of Quantitative Methods Experimental social intervention Epidemiological study Correlational study Action Research Program Evaluation Research with Policy Implications Applied Community Psychology Consultation Creation of Alternative Settings Community Organizing Principles of Research in Community Psychology Stimulated by community needs Reflects an exchange of resources Is a tool for social action Requires evaluation Yields useful products ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PSCH 231 taught by Professor Ponce-rodas during the Fall '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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