About the Fellow
- Lecturer, Master of Public Health Program and Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine
- Elizabeth Fox’s faculty profile
- 2020-21, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Culture, Language and History; Health, Nutrition and Medicine
Promoting Applied Qualitative Research Methods through Community Engagement
Qualitative inquiry often lends itself to “othering,” including watching others’ actions in participant-observations, questioning others’ lives during interviews and focus groups, and interpreting and summarizing others’ stories. Disciplines that rely on qualitative methods have historically been critiqued for conducting research about communities rather than with communities which can lead to misinterpretation of lived experiences in said community.
As a Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning, Elizabeth Fox is developing a syllabus for a course that addresses these issues while introducing students to qualitative methods relevant to public health practice. By promoting meaningful relationships and accountability between researchers and partners, this new course will challenge students to use critical reflection to consider their role and relationship with the communities they are working with.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning and scholarship; meet monthly to discuss readings, and share projects and workshop challenges