Are you interested in doing research or gaining evidence about the impact of your community food and health activities? Would you be interested in working with a student to do this work?
Community Food and Health (Scotland) is working with colleagues from Edinburgh University who run an MSc in Social Research. This degree course is designed to provide students with an understanding of, and skills in, research methods for carrying out high quality social research. The course combines modules in quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as designing research.
As part of the course students are required to do a research project, sometimes known as a dissertation, and one option for them is to do a ‘placement based dissertation’. Through this type of dissertation students will work with organisations, including community and voluntary organisations, to undertake a research project. This can provide a ‘win-win’ opportunity both for the student and the organisation as students gain experience whilst organisations gain research or evaluation carried out by someone with necessary knowledge and skills to deliver high quality work.
If you are interested in working with a student please contact Katrina by Wednesday 3rd November. At this stage you need to have a rough idea of what a student could do within your organisation. This could be a piece of work they could evaluate or it could be a particular topic or target group you would like to research. This idea will then be further developed in January, in time for students to do their dissertations between April and August 2011.
If you are interested in working with a student, or if you would like to talk about this further, please contact Katrina: firstname.lastname@example.org