Development in Practice: Research for Social Change
6 Units of Credit6 UOC
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Subject Area: Development Studies
Tackling the world's greatest challenges such as poverty, inequality, environmental destruction, urbanisation and climate induced disasters requires an understanding of these issues from diverse disciplinary perspectives. In this course, you will conduct research for positive change in the often challenging environment of development. You will learn to how to work in interdisciplinary research teams to solve complex problems. You will be introduced to methodologies and theories that are relevant to understanding and working in ‘development contexts’, and with diverse groups of people. Special attention will be placed on the implications of power in knowledge production practices , the use and limitations of participatory and action research, as well as research ethics. You will find this course appealing if you wish to conduct research for development in academia, think tanks, and for development agencies.
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