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Spring 2019 Course Information
Community Analysis: Introduction to Methods

Course Description
This course introduces research methods relevant to community development and gives attention to research ethics and inclusiveness. Course topics include how to formulate and begin research, how to collect data, and how conceptual frameworks are used to develop research questions and analyze data. The course emphasis is on strategies for reporting findings, applying findings in community action, and methods of evaluating the entire research process.
Contacts
Instructor

Meredith Redlin
Office: 605-688-4084
meredith.redlin@sdstate.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Practical Research: Planning and Design. 2010. Boston, MA. ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-715242-1 or ISBN 11: 0-13-715242-6
Leedy, Paul D. and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Edition: 9th Edition
Publisher: Pearson Publications

The Community in Urban Society. 2012. ISBN 13: 978-1-57766-741-4 or ISBN 10: 1-57766-741-7
Lyon, Larry and Robyn Driskell
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publisher: Waveland Press

Practical Research: Planning and Design. 2010. Boston, MA. ISBN 11: 0-13-715242-6 (additional ISBN)
Leedy, Paul D. and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Edition: 9th Edition
ISBN: 139780137152421
Publisher: Pearson Publications

The Community in Urban Society. 2012. ISBN 10: 1-57766-741-7 (alternate ISBN)
Lyon, Larry and Robyn Driskell
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 139781577667414
Publisher: Waveland Press


Course Access
 
Your username and password for D2L will be the same when you first log in. For example, if your name is MaryJo McCullough, then your username will be MaryJo.McCullough and your password will be MaryJo.McCullough. Usernames and passwords are case sensitive and you will be required to change your password once you have logged in.
 
If you have trouble completing any of the steps above, forget your password, or have any questions, please contact the SDSU Support Desk at 605-688-6776 for assistance.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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