This course is designed to help nonprofit leaders become critical and well-informed consumers of research to support effective program planning, evaluations, and decision making in their organizations. Students learn the basic principles of well conducted research through readings and analysis of relevant research studies from both the popular and academic settings so they may understand the power and limitations of social science research. Moreover, this course facilitates the understanding of intercultural, ethical, and legal considerations involved in conducting research and emphasizes processes of research to address issues of social justice and equity.
The readings that [instructor] introduced were very thoughtful and provided a social justice lens that helped make us aware of positionality and knowledge production in research.
-Fall 2022 On-Campus MANP Student