Applied Research

Applied Research Competencies

  • Participatory Action Research
  • Deliberative/Communicative Action
  • Qualitative Methods: participant observation, cultural mapping, interviewing, time-use analysis, focus groups…
  • Quantitative Methods: survey, descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, social network analysis (SNA)

Domains of Expertise

  • Community Development
  • Strategic Project/Program Planning and Management
  • Program/Project Assessment
  • Assessment and Design of Built Space
  • User Experience
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Public Sector (including municipal institutions, community organizations, public safety, education)

Selected Projects


Eureka Police Department Unsheltered Homeless Assessment (2019/2020): Assessment of homelessness in Eureka, CA. Quantitative research, analysis, and presentation to inform city council and serve as a foundation for improved services and community outreach

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