Research Sequence

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The research sequence teaches a wide range of knowledge, values and skills. Courses develop skills in scientific and critical thinking, in conducting and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative research, in understanding multiple, diverse, perspectives on research methods, in addressing value and ethical issues related to doing and reporting research and in professional writing.

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Sequence Chair and Faculty
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Rory Crath, M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Chair of the Research Sequence
Rory Crath brings a sociological and visual studies imagination, humanities thinking, and years of experience as a community activist and youth worker in…
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Chelsey Branham, M.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chelsey Branham (she/they, Chickasaw/Cherokee/Pawnee) is the owner and CEO of One Whole Village Consulting, LLC. She specializes in transformational equity in…
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Debra Hull, M.A., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Debra Hull began teaching research methods at Smith College SSW in the summer of 2013, and has been doing so ever since. During the school year she is professor…