Applied Multi-Method Assessment is an experiential learning seminar introducing students to methods of assessment used by psychologists and other professionals to understand the impact of programs and interventions on individuals and communities. The course focuses on qualitative research methods including interviews and focus groups that engage diverse constituencies, use a social justice lens, and are informed by quantitative approaches. Students learn about theory-based assessment, community-based participatory action research (CBPAR), culturally informed research, and qualitative data analysis. In assignments, workshops, and field work, teams of students conduct assessment research that applies course material.
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 or permission of the instructor.