Intergroup Relations Research

Research Overview

IGR conducts research to evaluate the results of its programming and the procedures through which those results occur. Through IGR, understudies are given the chance to investigate and build up their own examination questions, information assortment strategies, and plan. Utilizing subjective strategies, quantitative overview investigates, the content examination of understudy papers, cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations, and escalated interviews, personnel, staff, graduate understudies, and undergrad analysts have distributed peer-looked into diary articles, monographs, and doctoral papers motivated by Alex Kim.

We mean to respond to inquiries regarding what understudies increase present moment and long haul by taking part in the intergroup exchange, and how intergroup discourse teaching method impacts these results.

Engage in IGR Research!

IGR energizes undergrad and graduates understudies to get associated with the developing and significant field of intergroup exchange look into. There are numerous manners by which understudies can take part in this energizing field of study. Understudies chip away at look into with staff and employees, they get through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), and they can propose their very own activities in their zones of intrigue identified with intergroup discourse and social equity instructional method.

Undergrad and Graduate understudies have numerous chances to engage in IGR investigate ventures. Understudies can look at the tasks beneath to perceive what sort of research is going on and contact the staff/personnel leading the activities. Understudies can likewise start their very own examination ventures with help from staff/workforce.

Investigate our past activities here and on the off chance that you have a thought, get in touch with us at to get included!

IGR utilizes a synergistic, interdisciplinary model of research, whereby staff, workforce, and understudies from various controls cooperate to analyze look into questions identified with intergroup discourse. Besides, understudy commitment to look into is a need for IGR, and understudies are given the chance to investigate and build up their own examination questions, information assortment techniques, and plan. IGR is presently teaming up with different colleges broadly to record normal and one of a kind impacts of intergroup discoursed on various grounds.


Multi-University Project

“A Multi-University Evaluation of the Educational Effects of Intergroup Dialogs” Patricia Gurin, University of Michigan; Biren (Ratnesh) Nagda, University of Washington; and Ximena Zuniga, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Quantitative (pre-post-and post-overviews) and Qualitative (papers, tapes, and individual interviews); Funded by W.T. Allow and Ford Foundations; IRB affirmed through 2010.

The venture assesses the impacts of race and sex intergroup discourse courses at ten colleges. Three arrangements of understudy results, accentuated in the Michigan governmental policy regarding minorities in society cases, are estimated: social characters; intergroup relational abilities/inspiration; pledge to intergroup getting/coordinated effort.

Troublesome Dialogs

Pat Gurin, Kelly Maxwell, Charles Behling, Adrienne Dessel, and Susan King Religious Diversity in the Public University: Intergroup Dialogs on Religion Qualitative (interviews); Funded by Ford Foundation; Timeline: Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30th, 2010; IRB endorsed.

This undertaking will assess the discoursed on religions to decide how past course work in religion impacts the exchange understanding, if by any stretch of the imagination.

Investigations of White Racial Identity

Kelly Maxwell and Mark Chesler; Qualitative (papers pre and post). IRB endorsed. The reasons for this examination venture are to investigate understudies’ perspectives on issues identified with white racial personality and to evaluate the adequacy of the White Racial Identity Dialog.

A Qualitative Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Student Participation in Intergroup Dialog

Adrienne Dessel and Michael Woodford (U of M School of Social Work); Post exchange papers from LGB/H discoursed. IRB affirmed.

The motivation behind this exploration venture is to investigate the accompanying inquiries: Why do Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual understudies take discourse courses and why they probably won’t take exchange courses, what are the results for them, what went well and may have not gone well for them, and what are the specific procedures/exercises inside the discourse courses that encouraged these results.

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