Playlist · by Annabierbrauer
2 episodes, 1 hour 17 mins
Changing the world with mixed methods - Donna Mertens
From climate change to water security - there are some problems facing the world that often seem unsolvable. So how can researchers stay positive about the role they have in tackling these huge challenges and which research methods should they consider using? In this episode of our podcast, Dr Donna Mertens, Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington DC, and keynote speaker at the 2018 Research Methods Festival, calls on researchers to stay optimistic about the role they have in beating the world's ‘wicked’ problems and explains why she believes a mixed methods is key to doing research in troubling times.
Erualdo R. González
Dr. González is a Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University Fullerton. Prof. González has 20 years of experience as a program evaluator and strategic planner for healthy communities with an emphasis in Latinx communities and communities of color. His interest in planning processes and discourses stem from analyzing ways and reasons in which local community development practices and policies are made, implemented, questioned, and of the associated outcomes. In today’s podcast we will discuss Dr. Erualdo R. González’s book Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics and the Grassroots. The book is written as an in-depth case study where he tackles and addresses critical questions about present-day redevelopment models for central city downtown areas such as new urbanism, creative city, and transit-oriented development in areas with a substantial latinx population by revealing the history of Santa Ana’s city commercial redevelopment plans. Not only does hi...
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