In this course, students identify a research site and utilize problems occurring there in order to identify feasible topic areas for their field research study. Students apply the concept of problem-driven research as the basis for selecting a feasible and non-trivial research topic or problem assessment.
By the end of this course, the student should know or be able to:
- To understand what constitutes an acceptable research site.
- To select an accessible site at which to conduct research.
- To determine the nature and degree of access to the potential subjects to be studied.
- To understand the constraints and limitations of the identified research site.
- To understand the role of a mentor advocate at the research site.