***This course is offered in alternating years, and will be offered next in Spring 2021***
How do we know if development projects, social enterprises, or interventions are creating positive impact?
What do we mean by “development impact” and what kind of research skills do we need to understand the impact of our work and the work of others?
This seminar-style “research action lab” combines hands-on practice in a variety of essential skills needed to conduct quality field research with exploration of a set of questions that challenge practitioners, donors, policymakers and researchers in international development.
Who should take this course
Designed for students who are preparing to conduct research abroad for theses, product design project, or development ventures, this course creates a space to learn about and practice a set of key research skills particularly applicable to conducting research involving people and communities in the context of development.
Travel and funding
Partial funding is available for some student travel and out-of-country fieldwork related to this class.