ALA 329: IGR Research Practicum


This course provides an overview of research methods used in intergroup relations, with a special focus on intergroup dialogue. Students will examine research using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods, and will discuss what each method provides in understanding how identities play a role in intergroup relations, how power and privilege are addressed and how group dynamics and processes affect outcomes of intergroup interactions.

Students will develop a research proposal and present at a research symposium.

They will participate in one of the following on-going research projects within IGR to gain experience in:

  • Coding
  • NVivo software for qualitative analysis
  • SPSS software for analyzing survey and interview data
  • Data management
  • Statistical analyses

This course is required for the Campus Communities and Research track of the Minor in Intergroup Relations Education. 


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