The Social Science Research Lab, launching in Spring 2018, provides undergraduates a foundational and applied experience in social science research and in evaluation practice. Lab courses will prepare students for future endeavors at Duke, including participation in Bass Connections, and beyond. The lab is based in Duke University’s Social Research Institute.
Evaluating Health Innovation: EHD 290S-02 (10173)
Taught by: Jessica Sperling (SSRI) and Co-instructor: Will Ellaissi (DIHI)
This course is in partnership with Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI), which promotes transformative innovation in health and healthcare. Instruction will include a dual focus on:
NOTE: This course is an elective for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Science & Society Certificate; it can also serve as a Civic Engagement & Social Change Certificate elective if aligned with a student’s pathway within the certificate.
Community Data in Action: EHD 290S-01 (10172)
Taught by: John Killeen (SSRI)
This course is in partnership with Data Works NC, an independent data intermediary dedicated to democratizing the use of quantitative information. Instruction will include a dual focus on:
Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained through project-based work with Data Works NC.
NOTE: This course is an elective for Civic Engagement & Social Change Certificate and for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate. Fall students will have the option of enrolling in a subsequent spring lab course. This will include a project-based/consulting role with the partner program.
Undergraduates (all levels)
Lab students will work together in sessions focused on social science research methods with an emphasis on applied/community-engaged research partnership. The two courses will be held separately, with each concentrating on its own topical area.