Understanding Community and Population
Brooklyn New York (Canarsie area)
One of the first steps in conducting research is to acquire an understanding of the community and population served. One easy method to do so is to research demographic information that may inform community and agency practice.
For this discussion, please introduce yourself to your classmates by providing a summary of the community in which you live. In your summary:
- Use reliable Internet resources (such as demographics, state websites, or the U.S. Census website) to research and provide demographic details of your community. Cite this data using current APA formatting.
- Provide a summary of your findings in a statistical format using demographic terms.
- Provide a summary or analysis of your community, based on your findings, (for example, discuss potential needs based on the demographics; minority populations; socioeconomic needs; and gender, age, and diversity. equality, or inequality) and what social work programs may be needed.
- Include a short discussion of what skills you will need to develop to conduct a more extensive research study within your community.