Knocknaheeny Regeneration Community Research Training

This project is training a group of local residents in socio-economic research skills.  The group have recently completed a Certificate / Diploma in Women’s Studies with ACE at Uuniversity College Cork and have been recruited to undertake a large scale survey of 400 households in the Knocknaheeny Regeneration Programme which is being implemented by Cork City Council Regeneration Office.

During the Spring and Summer of 2015 fifteen local residents (all women) undertook intensive research methods training with Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan, Research Officer,  and Ms Lorna Kenny, Research Assistant, of the School of Applied Social Studies.  The aim of the survey is to provide baseline information on resident perspectives and experiences of the regeneration of Knocknaheeny to date which will be used to inform future phases over the ten year lifetime of the Regeneration Masterplan.  The researchers will beEach household participating in the survey will be given a €10.00 gift voucher which is sponsored by SuperValu.  The community researchers aim to pursue other employment opportunities in surveying and social research such as the Census 2016 and market research for other public and private sector organisations.

School: School of Applied Social Studies

Discipline: Applied Social Studies

Staff Involved: Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan Research Officer, Ms Lorna Kenny, Research Assistant Prof. Cathal O’Connell P.I.

Date: 2015-09-16