I want to share what my site (Detroit Food Academy) supervisor (Julie Wainwright) asked me, “How is this research giving back to the community it’s taking from?” Now, in context, they were asking to make sure that we can do something about the socioemotional data we collect, and not just “have it”. But, this also helped me think about the research I want to start on my own and existing research that needs to be expanded upon.
For example, there’s been plenty of research on discriminated against communities, where the knowledge and data scraped from a community without giving back a dime. Or even worse, a community is harmed for the “sake of knowledge”. So, it’s now at the forefront of my mind to consider not just “What can we learn?” and “What do we do with this knowledge?” but also, “How do we give back to the community we learned from?
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