D-Lab: Field Research

D-Lab students conducting interviews for a water filter research project, Uttarakhand, India, 2018.
D-Lab students conducting interviews for a water filter research project, Uttarakhand, India, 2018.

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.

Course Information

Instructor
Elizabeth Hoffecker
Semester Offered
Spring (Since 2015)
Lecture Location
N51-350
Lecture Times
T2-5
Units (credit hours)
3-0-9
Class Size
16 Students
Grading
A/B/C/D/F