Community Based Research: Getting Started
UCL (University College London)
  • Start Date: 25 Feb, 2019
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn the skills you need to carry out research in your own community using the 'citizen science' approach of UCL's RELIEF Centre.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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Community based research means involving a community in all stages of a research process - this kind of research can give people the power to transform their lives.


On this course you will learn the basics of community based research by examining the citizen science methodology used by the RELIEF Centre in Lebanon. You will learn to construct your own research questions to find out community needs and how to meet them. You will develop research skills to carry out local research projects sensitively and ethically, using examples from Lebanon to support you as an aspiring researcher.


This course is for community members who want to find new solutions for community problems. It’s also suitable for community researchers recruited by NGOs, teachers who want to investigate relationships between school and the community, academic researchers in Lebanon and elsewhere, students wanting to carry out community research, leaders of community research, trainers of researchers in NGOs or on academic projects, and even entrepreneurs who wish to investigate the community demand for their products or find out what the community needs.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

UCL (University College London)

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine.

UCL is among the world’s top universities, as reflected by performance in a range of international rankings and tables. UCL currently has over 35,000 students from 150 countries and over 11,000 staff. UCL’s annual income is more than £1 billion.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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