COMMUNITY RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
Mtng Rms 1, 2, & 3 (Elements Dining – Keyano College)
Want to learn about conducting community-based research? Community members are invited to sign up for these interactive introductory workshops, which are being offered in conjunction with the conference "Unwrap the Research” (see www.unwrap-the-research.ca). To register for one of the three workshops, please email Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 15. Registration is limited, so sign up soon!
AN INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION Sherry Ann Chapman
Assistant Director (Lifelong Learning), Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
Community-based research & evaluation (CBRE) is becoming an increasingly recognized, interdisciplinary approach to creating and sharing knowledge. This workshop will offer an introduction to CBRE: What is it? How and when to do? We will begin with a discussion of various definitions of CBRE and principles underlying each. We will draw on participants’ experiences and build in time for networking toward potential, future, local CBRE partnerships.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
PhD Student, Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
This workshop will explore the art/skill of digital storytelling in two parts. In the first part we will discuss the notion of DS as a tool for research, the rules for creating digital stories (when and why to break them), and what digital stories may be good for in terms of working through some conceptual aspects of this approach. In the second part we will work through our understanding of the DS process through small group activities.
SURVEY TECHNIQUES FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
Executive Director, The Health Promotion Centre – Wood Buffalo HIV AIDS Society
This session will provide participants with some innovative tools and samples of how front-line agencies conduct ethical research to inform programs, determine gaps in services, and produce evidence based approaches. Participants will learn about surveying techniques, research ethics, and dissemination.