Consider, for example, what criteria are used in your discipline to evaluate alignment of research components. And in what way will your future research contribute to your identity as scholar-practitioner who is dedicated to positive social change?
Post an explanation of the criteria you could use to evaluate alignment between data collection methods and other research components, such as the problem, purpose, research questions, and design. Then, reflecting on the course content, discuss the extent to which your newly acquired research knowledge and skills can support your role as an agent of positive social change. Be specific and provide an example(s).
Social change is a concept many of us take for granted or don’t really even understand. Sociologists define social change as changes in human interactions and relationships that transform cultural and social institutions (Wits, 2017). These changes occur over time and often have profound and long-term consequences for society. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions and in the betterment of society (Wits, 2017). Such change can occur at many levels, including individuals, families, communities, organizations, and governments. Positive social change is driven by ideas and actions with real-world implications.