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CFJ Action Research Tools

Audience:  High School Youth

Time frame: 1 hour

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the concept of action research and to help them understand the power of information in an organizing campaign.

Also contains youth-friendly worksheets on the following:

  • Action Research Overview
  • Campaign Research Steps
  • Developing Research Questions
  • Research Plan Worksheet
  • Survey Method Worksheet
  • Interview Method Worksheet

Credit also to GenY in Chicago!

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Datacenter Action Research Trainings

Provided by: 

DataCenter: an independent research organization for social justice movements and grassroots organizing.

Check out their research tools for planning toolkits, tips on online research, target research, surveys, and more.

Trainings include:

  • Creating surveys
  • Getting public records
  • Researching corporations and individuals
  • Toolkit on community action research


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