Stetson University

Student Resources and Services

Community-Based Research (CBR)

The Stetson University Community-Based Research program facilitates faculty, student, and community collaboration to plan and conduct research. Community-Based Research has a strong focus on using student research skills to address social problems found in the surrounding the community. Students learn to apply the theories and methods they have mastered in the classroom to real problems in the community beyond Stetson and community partners gain access to the rich research resources of the University. The result is a powerful learning experience for students and faculty as well as a valuable research product for community partners.

Primary CBR contact

Dr. William J. Ball, Department of Political Science, wball@stetson.edu, 386 873 7536

Recent CBR projects

 

Boys & Girls Club Sound Synthesis Workshop

Completed May, 2013

Conducted by students of Computer Music II, working with Dr. Nathan Wolek.

Video report on the project

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Volusia County Health Department

Completed May, 2013

Conducted by students Deonna Graham and Michael Barnet of SOCI 390 Community Based Research, working with Dr. John Schorr.

Final report on the project

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Disaster Preparedness and Communication

Completed May, 2013

Conducted by students Keighla Burns and Kristen Erichsen of SOCI 390 Community Based Research, working with Dr. John Schorr.

Final report on the project

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New Smyrna Beach Urban Blight Project

Completed May, 2013

Conducted by students Brynn Lipira, Brittany Becker and Felicia Becker of SOCI 390 Community Based Research, working with Dr. John Schorr.

Final report on the project

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Awareness of Worker’s Rights and Aid Resources among Farm Workers in the Pierson and Seville Communities in Florida

Completed May, 2013

Conducted by students Alexandria Delgado and Alicja Duda of SOCI 390 Community Based Research, working with Dr. John Schorr.

Final report on the project

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Proposal to Reintroduce Eelgrass (Vallisneria americana) into Volusia Blue Spring

Completed December, 2011

Conducted by the students of BIO444: Conservation Biology, working with Dr. Kirsten Work.

Final report on the project

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Should DeLand be a "Complete Streets" City?

Completed April, 2011.


The students of POLI328: Civic Engagement, working with Dr. William Ball, hosted a community forum on the concept of complete streets in DeLand. Students researched complete streets implementations in other cities, recruited participants for the forum, delevoped material for the event, and helped to staff the forum.

Final report on the project

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Needs-Assessment Program Evaluation for Brothers Advocating Service and Inspiration in the Community

Completed May, 2011

Conducted by Kristen Warren in SOCI397: Internship in Sociology, working with Dr. John Schorr and community partner Vonzelle Johnson of BASIC

Final report on the project

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Chisholm Center Needs Assessment

Completed May, 2011

Conducted by Jeffrey Shapiro in SOCI363JS: Community Based Research, working with Dr. John Schorr and community partner Leon Bright of the Chisholm Community Center

Final report on the project


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Archive of Older Reports

Forum on the Public's Role in Planning for Growth and Development. Conducted by the students of POLI328: Civic Engagement, working with Dr. William Ball. Completed April, 2010.

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