13,00 - 16,00

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP   

STRATEGIES FOR CONDUCTING COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH AND RESEARCH ON SERVICE-LEARNING

The venue of the preconference session is not in the hotel!!!

It is in satori stage

Mickiewiczova 9, Bratislava

Professor of Higher Education Andrew Furco

Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

María Rosa Tapia

Latin American Center for Solidarity Service-Learning and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

In this workshop, participants will work through the process of designing a research study on a  service-learning topic of interest to them.  The workshop will begin with an overview of the current state of research on service-learning, the challenges that researchers face when conducting studies of service-learning, and strategies investigators should consider when engaged in service-learning research. Following this overview, participants will be guided through the development of a Research Plan through which they will design a research study that addresses a service-learning question or issue of interest to them.  To produce this research plan, participants will work through a series of steps in which they develop a researchable research question, identify the best research design, select the right research sample and instruments, as well as identify strategies for collecting, organizing, and analyzing the research data. Strategies for community-based research and digital ethnography will also be addressed.  Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will have completed a research plan that can form the basis of a funding proposal or research implementation plan.  Prior to arriving at the session, participants are urged reflect on the particular topics or questions they are interested in investigating.