Special Topics in Child Policy Research


This course provides research consultation experience for advanced undergraduate students with past coursework in research methodology and/or early childhood development or policy. As part of an interdisciplinary consulting team, students will partner with an early childhood community organization to answer real-world questions through research and policy analysis. Topics will be proposed by the organization, with students responsible for the approach. Methodology may include literature review and/or collection and analysis of quantitative or qualitative data. Final products will include both written and oral presentation of findings and recommendations tailored to the client.

Topics vary but pertain to the development and social and economic well-being of children and their families. Interdisciplinary in nature and drawing material from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, and education. An elective course for students pursuing Child Policy Research certificate but open to all undergraduate students.



Typically Offered
Fall Only