Social Research & Analysis
is important to learn about people and societies so services can be designed to cater to the specific needs of the people, ensure the community is heard, and the traditions are respected.
With you as the lead and you with the knowledge, Social Change Solutions is committed to our Guiding Principles. We assist in the following areas of participatory-action Social Research:
We recognize that all research and investigation must involve the full and authentic participation of key stakeholders, particularly those who will be directly affected by social research and/or planning outcomes. We recognize that they are the experts, they define the space and the process for social research to be culturally-competent and successful. It must be participant-driven with consistent attention given to the needs and interests of those impacted by the issues in question. All relevant parties are engaged in the research process.
Oral Histories and Historical Research
For a full and deep understanding of a social issues it must be put into historical context; it is this understanding and knowledge, along with authentic participation of key stakeholders, that will facilitate positive social change.
We work for you.
What is Social Research?
At Social Change Solutions we are committed to a participatory-action approach. It is a collaborative grass-roots approach whereby key stake holders are the voice in making connections between circumstances and consequences.
Why do we do Social Research?
It is critical to undertake the necessary research to properly define the issue to be addressed in order to bring about positive social change. If not - a lot of time, energy and resources can be wasted - addressing of attitudes and beliefs that do not reflect the change we want to see. However, honor of people, space, culture, customs, tradition and people's real lived experiences must be respected for social research to serve its purpose of positive social change.