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

Huston Gibson
Office: 785-532-3753
hgibson@ksu.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

Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Frankfort-Nachmias and Nachmias
Edition: 8th
ISBN: 978-1429233002
Publisher: Worth Publishers

Case Study Research
Yin
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 978-1452242569
Publisher: Sage Publications


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at K-State, the K-State campus coordinator, Rachel Ohmes, will email an instructional course access packet to students for courses taught by K-State. Using the instructional packet, students create their K-State eID and complete the K-State Course Access Form at least 5 days before the first day of class. Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to K-State Online by the first day of class.

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.

– – April-Dawn Knudsen, Community Development Graduate