|L to r: Dr. Garcia and Dr. Rivera take a moment|
while attendees work in small groups.
Dr. Rivera and Dr. Garcia presented a hands-on workshop, "Getting to Know Your Community: Measurement Methods Made Easy." They introduced grantees to 1) quantitative and qualitative research skills to assist in identifying problems in their communities, 2) ways to demonstrate if there has been improvement in the problems by addressing factors related to those problems, and 3) how to make sense of the information collected about their communities in order to share what they learn with others. Attendees worked alone or in small groups to identify a real world problem and develop a research question.