Although all academics hope their research makes an impact in the real world, some take extra steps to make that outcome more likely. This small but vibrant sector of academia talks about their work with terms like action research, participatory action research, public sociology, engaged scholarship, activist scholarship, applied research and more. I’ve recently acquired three fascinating syllabi in this genre and added them to my collection. Two are intended for graduate students and one for undergrads.
I must say blogging is a great way to share my various little treasure chests of these sorts of things. I hope you enjoy them too!
- Introduction to Participatory Action Research Taught by Heidi Ballard in Education at UC Davis
- Capstone Seminar Taught by Alison Alkon in Sociology at University of the Pacific (see my blog post on this class here)
- Participatory Action Research Taught by Regina Langhout in Psychology at UC Santa Cruz