Researchers at West Virginia University are interested in knowing more about community life in West Virginia. Specifically, they are interested in learning what makes a community safe.
The Quality of Community Life in West Virginia research study is being conducted by Dr. James Nolan (principal investigator) from WVU and Robert Nicewarner (Sociology Ph.D. student) who will apply the findings to his doctoral research.* The purpose of the study is to identify social factors that may influence the life experiences of West Virginia residents.
Researchers are considering that the study’s findings will be useful to community members, government officials, and public policy makers as they work together to improve conditions for all West Virginians.
*This study has been reviewed and approved by WVU IRB (Protocol #1707651914) and it is on file.