Marie Michael Library
Research Methods for Social Impact
Week 1: What is Research?
- Center for Research Quality. (2015, August 13). Overview of qualitative research methods [Video]. Youtube. (12:09 min.)
- Good Finance. (2019, December 9). How do you measure social impact? [Video]. Youtube. (3:11 min.)
- Mahoney, T., Grain, K., Fraser, P., & Wong, J. (2021). Community resource handbook (1st ed.). Community Engaged Research Initiative, Simon Fraser University.
- Pain, R., Whitman, G., Milledge, D., & Lune Rivers Trust. (2012). Participatory action research toolkit: An introduction to using PAR as an approach to learning, research and action. Durham University.
- Access Alliance. (2021). Our community-based research tools.
- Community-Based Research Centre. (2019). Publications: Practical toolkits.
- Methodology Related Presentations – TCSPP. (2015, February 4). Conducting qualitative research decisions, actions, and implications by Philip Adu, Ph.D [Video]. Youtube. (75 min.)
- The PAME Code. (2017, October 2). Qualitative research and social impact [Video]. Youtube. (52:49 min.)
- Rapple, C. (2019, August 23). Research impact: What it is, why it matters, and how you can increase potential. Kudos.
- Trent University. (2021). Community-based research modules.
- Universidad de Deusto / Deustuko Unibertsitatea. (2020, September 22). Deusto research social impact [Video]. Youtube. (2:54 min.)
- Virginia Tech. (2018, September 21). Research methods guide: Introduction.
Week 2: Values and Ethics
- Banks, S., et al. (2013). Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research. Contemporary Social Science, 8(3), 263-277. https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2013.769618 (StFX only)
- Farris, T., Forouzan, L., & Pudrzynska Paul, D. (2011). Community research: A community research lab toolkit. Advancement Project / Healthy City. (2.2 Mb pdf)
- Snow, K. (2018). What does being a settler ally in research mean? A graduate student’s experience learning from and working within indigenous research paradigms. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1609406918770485 (Open Access)
- Trent Community Research Centre. (2019, January 28). Module 6: Unit 1 – power and privilege in research [Video]. Youtube. (3:39 min.)
- Baloy, N. J. K., Sabati, S., & Glass, R. D. (Eds.). (2016). Unsettling research ethics: A collaborative conference report. UC Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California, Santa Cruz, June 30.
- Cape Breton University. (2021). Mi’kmaw ethics watch.
- Government of Canada. (n.d.). TCPS 2: CORE – Tutorial.
- Herchak, K. (2020). Decolonization toolkit. VIDEA. (1.7 Mb pdf)
- Muhammad, M., Wallerstein, N., Sussman, A. L., Avila, M., Belone, L., & Duran, B. (2015). Reflections on researcher identity and power: The impact of positionality on community based participatory research (CBPR) processes and outcomes. Critical Sociology, 41(7-8), 1045-1063.
- Shaw, R. H., Howe, J., & Beazer, J., & Carr, T. (2020). Ethics and positionality in qualitative research with vulnerable and marginal groups. Qualitative Research, 20(3), 277-293. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1468794119841839 (StFX only)
- Trent University. (2021). Module 6: Ethics in CBR.
Week 3: Surveying
- Barrett, D., & Twycross, A. (2018). Data collection in qualitative research. Evidence-Based Nursing, 21(3), 63-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/eb-2018-102939
- Community Tool Box. (n.d.). Chapter 3: Section 4: Collecting information about the problem. Center for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas.
- Please see the table of contents for more information.
- van der Woerd, K., Tsuruda, K., Rogers, B. J., & Swift, K. (2011). Adaptation framework: A guide for adapting existing survey tools for use in northern, rural and aboriginal communities. Simon Fraser University. (604K pdf)
Week 4: Interviews and Focus Groups
- Couceiro, L. (2021, January 21). Facilitating group discussions with participants on Zoom. Methodspace.
- YaleUniversity. (2015, June 23). Fundamentals of qualitative research methods: Interviews (module 3) [Video]. Youtube. (22:16 min.)
- YaleUniversity. (2015, June 23). Fundamentals of qualitative research methods: Focus groups (module 4) [Video]. Youtube. (21:36 min.)
- Lobe, B., Morgan, D., & Hoffman, K. A. (2020). Qualitative data collection in an era of social distancing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19. (Open access)
- Archibald, M. M., Ambagtsheer, R. C., Casey, M. G., & Lawless, M. (2019). Using Zoom videoconferencing for qualitative data collection: Perceptions and experiences of researchers and participants. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18. (Open access)
- Cyr, J. (2016). The pitfalls and promise of focus groups as a data collection method. Sociological Methods & Research, 45(2), 231-259. (StFX only)
- Community Tool Box. (n.d.). Chapter 3: Section 6: Conducting focus groups. Center for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas.
- Community Tool Box. (n.d.). Chapter 3: Section 12: Conducting interviews. Center for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas.
Week 5: Data Analysis
- IfD_Qualitative Research Specialists. (2018, May 1). How to analyse qualitative data for an interview: Semi-structured interview [Video]. Youtube. (4:29 min.)
- Quirkos – Simple Qualitative Analysis Software. (2020, May 1). How to analyze qualitative data [Video]. Youtube. (9:20 min.)
- YaleUniversity. (2015, June 23). Fundamentals of qualitative research methods: Data analysis (module 5) [Video]. Youtube. (17:11 min.)
- BetterEvaluation. (n.d.). Analyse data.
- Trent University. (2019). Community-based research: Module 5: data analysis.
Week 6: Data Management and Communicating Results
- Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. (2011). Community-based research toolkit: Resource for doing research with community for social change. (3.3 Mb pdf)
- Czechowski, K., Sylvestre, J., & Moreau, K. (2019). Secure data handling: An essential competence for evaluators. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 34(1), 139-151. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjpe.43319
- Research with Dr. Kriukow. (2020, July 17). How to present qualitative findings [Video]. Youtube. (21:30 min.)
- Research with Dr. Kriukow. (2020, December 2). Thematic analysis: How to present the results [Video]. Youtube. (20:28 min.)
- Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. (2014). Knowledge to action: A guide to knowledge translation and exchange using participatory film-making. (1.7 Mb pdf)
- Evergreen, S. (2014). Visualise data. BetterEvaluation.
- Pacific AIDS Network. (2021). Methods in community-based research.
- Visme. (2019, May 7). Five data storytelling tips to improve your charts and graphs [Video]. Youtube. (9:04 min.)
- Alberta Teachers’ Association. (2000). Action research guide for Alberta teachers. (246K pdf)
- Assembly of First Nations. (n.d.). First Nations ethics guide on research and aboriginal traditional knowledge. (2.5 Mb pdf)
- Banks, S., Herrington, T., & Carter, K. (2017). Pathways to co-impact: Action research and community organising. Educational Action Research, 25(4), 541-559. https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2017.1331859 (StFX only)
- Can-SOLVE CKD Network. (2021). Indigenous research ethics and protocols. This three-webinar series, hosted by Dr. Malcolm King, is a module of the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway.
- Centre for Addiction & Mental Health. (2016). Key practices for community engagement in research on mental health or substance use. (4.8 Mb pdf)
- Fedoruk, L. (2017). Ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Key principles and strategies for ethical practice (Guide series, no. 5). Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. (670K pdf)
- First Nations Information Governance Centre
- McGuire, M., & Kuji-Shikatani, K. (2006). Data collection with vulnerable populations: Issues and practice tips. Workshop presented at CES annual conference, Charlottetown, June 4. (52.4K pdf)
- Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science. (2019, November 5). Survey research and qualitative methods [Playlist]. Youtube.
- Nault Connors, J. D., Conley, M. J., & Lorenz, L. S. (2019). Use of Photovoice to engage stakeholders in planning for patient-centered outcomes research. Research Involvement and Engagement, 5, 39. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-019-0166-y (Open access)
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. (2018). Summary of privacy laws in Canada.
- Recreation for Mental Health. (n.d.). Integrating first voice perspectives into the Recreation for Mental Health project. (620K pdf)
- Salmons, J. (2020, April 23). Online research with vulnerable populations. Methodspace.
- Salmons, J. (2021, February 3). Watch the Methodspace live webinar: Research ethics in practice. Methodspace.
- Samarin, N., Frik, A., Brooks, S., Cheshire, C. (2020). Surveying vulnerable populations: A case study of civil society organizations. Paper presented at the 5th Workshop on Inclusive Privacy and Security (WIPS), August 7-9. (142K pdf)
- Schroeder, R. (2014, June 18). Exploring critical and indigenous research methods with a research community: Part 1: the leap. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.
- UBC Library. (2021). Indigenous research methodologies. University of British Columbia.
- Velea, S., & Alexandru, M. (2017). A guide to facilitate Photovoice projects. (1.8 Mb pdf)
- Wood, L. (2017). The ethical implications of community-based research: A call to rethink current review board requirements. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1609406917748276 (Open access)
- Wright, A. L., Gabel, C., Bomberry, R., & Wahoush, O. (2019). An application of two-eyed seeing to community-engaged research with indigenous mothers. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406919866565 (StFX only)