Using a mixed method longitudinal cohort design, the Tufts University study is examining student involvement in and attitudes towards civic engagement during the undergraduate years and beyond. It does this by using baseline data from students’ levels of community service in high school and then analyzes a variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences in college. This article focuses solely on the research design and some preliminary findings of students’ civic attitudes during their first two years of college.
Diaz, Ande; Wilson, Nancy E.; O'Leary, Lisa S.; and Terkla, Dawn Geronimo, "Civic Engagement: a Study of Changes in College" (2007). Office of Intercultural Center Staff Publications. 5.