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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?
October 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields.
Community-based research differs from “traditional” research in that it aims to cultivate non-hierarchical relationships between “researchers” and “communities.” Within this research approach, community members are also researchers and work side by side with university researchers in the design, conceptualization, and actualization of a research project. Community-based research also aims to address social inequalities and benefit those communities most impacted. In this session, Dr. Eatman will discuss the core principles of community-based research to support participants in deciding whether this approach to research is a good fit for your work. Specifically, Dr. Eatman will discuss the central principles and practices of community-based research, how it differs from “traditional” research, and ideas for putting it into practice.
Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D., is an educational sociologist and publicly engaged scholar. Dr. Eatman serves as the inaugural dean of the Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University. He is also the national co-chair of the Urban Research Action Network and chair of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement board. Dr. Eatman received his PhD in educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master’s degree in college student development at Howard University.