Two DSU students conduct sociology survey work in Ghana
Two students from the University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at Delaware State University completed a research trip to Ghana.
The students, Mr. Christopher Lewis, a senior majoring in Criminal Justice who comes from Baltimore, Maryland, and Ms. Jailyn Broughton, a Junior majoring in Criminal Justice from Washington DC, were the second batch of students to travel on a National Science Foundation research grant.
The Principal Investigator of the grant was Dr. Raymond Tutu, along with Co-PI Dr. Anwar Ouassini). “I am thrilled by the experiential learning opportunity afforded to our students by virtue of this grant,” Dr. Tutu said.
While in Ghana, the students participated in research workshops and training to administer a research survey to research participants. They learned and put into practice localized and indigenized methodologies including sampling strategies, respondent recruitment, and research ethic in diverse contexts.
The survey was about how the activities of different religious organization impact health information sharing. Mr. Lewis and Ms. Broughton
It was an eye-opening experience for the students. “It was a day that really tested me mentally. I feel like I gained a lot of discipline and mental toughness over the past few days. I’m not used to waking up so early every single day, especially to do work for that long,” Mr. Lewis said on the second day of the trip. “However, I am very grateful that I’m dealing with these tiring circumstances. It’s helping me get a taste of life. I may have a career in the future where I must wake up early every single day, so this is helping me get used to it.”
The students were in Ghana June 8-23.