Dr. Donald Pope-Davis, Dean of The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE), will be sponsoring an advanced methods institute entitled, “In Support of Culturally Sustainable Research and Researchers” in the Spring of 2020. The goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for an open and challenging discussion of the ways in which research methods impact the cultural relevance and sustainability of scholarly research in the social-behavioral sciences. The institute will be comprised of a series of workshops, with each workshop focusing on a methodological issue (e.g., sampling, design, measurement and data collection, data analysis) that has key implications for the protection of cultural identities, traditions and ways of life.

Faculty, graduate students, and researchers in the social sciences with interest in cultural sustainability are welcome to attend. Each day of the institute will feature workshops conducted by expert researchers. Workshops will build attendees’ skills, highlight issues relevant to research among diverse populations, and employ examples from data sets which address issues which are culturally relevant.

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Participants will engage in learning activities focusing on:

    • Philosophical approaches, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies which support inquiry within appropriate cultural contexts.
    • Research designs which recognize, preserve, protect and nurture traditions of knowledge that are meaningful and valued by communities
    • Appropriate application of analytical strategies for working with data from diverse groups
  • engage in effective conversations regarding addiction;
  • identify the strategies for effective prevention programs and drug misuse education;
  • participate in the reduction of stigma associated with substance misuse disorder;
  • recognize and respond appropriately to an overdose.