Community-based Learning Experiences of Graduate Education Students within Applied Statistics and Science: Emerging Insights

Carla J. Thompson, Sandra B. Davis


Integrating community-based learning in graduate education programs is an emerging trend in the United States. This study examined community engagement in graduate applied statistics and science education using four procedures: (1) defining a conceptual framework aligned with National Standards for Community Engagement; (2) examining ten community-based learning applications from graduate education programs in statistics and science relative to Standards; (3) determining specific emerging characteristics of community-based learning; and (4) providing insights for graduate education programs.

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