Understanding and Addressing Research Fatigue in Rural Communities

Meets: Self-paced: no time limit to complete

Location: Online: Self-Paced

Registration Fee: $39.00

This short (approximately 2-3 hours), self-paced non-credit learning module is designed for those new to conducting research in communities impacted by energy development. You will learn about the concept of “research fatigue” and become more prepared for fieldwork by learning what to expect when you visit energy-impacted communities. This project is supported by USDA NIFA Project #2018-68006-27648.

Students, researchers and those living in or serving communities impacted by energy developed can request free course access. Please visit https://montana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a96lecfeDUhmMkZ

Fee:   $39.00


Online: Self-Paced

This online class is self-paced. You will receive an automated email from MSU Outreach with login instructions for the Brightspace (D2L) learning management system within one business day. If you do not receive an email within one business day, please contact outreachadmin@montana.edu

Julia Haggerty

Julia Haggerty
Julia Haggerty is Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University and holds a joint appointment in the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. She received a BA from Colorado College in Liberal Arts and a PhD from the University of Colorado in History. At MSU, Haggerty teaches courses in human and resource geography and supervises graduate students working with her Resources & Communities Research Group. Funded by a diverse portfolio of external grants, the RCRG works to understand the ways rural communities respond to shifting economic and policy trajectories, especially as they involve land and natural resource use. Haggerty has expertise in diverse rural geographies including those shaped by energy development, extractive industries, ranching and agriculture, and amenity development and conservation. Partnerships and collaboration with diverse stakeholders are central to her research approach. Haggerty participates in several national and international forums for research coordination and synthesis as part of her commitment to ensuring the greatest possible social benefit of research funding and activity. Prior to joining MSU, Haggerty was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand (2005-2007) and a policy analyst with Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, Montana (2008-2013).

Kristin Smith

Dr. Haggerty is assisted in this module by Kristin Smith, a PhD candidate in geography in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University and program coordinator at Headwaters Economics. Her research interests include economic geography, rural development, and regional governance.
Download the course workbook, Engaging in Energy Communities: The role of the researcher workbook https://www.energyimpacts.org/educational-materials

Students, researchers and citizens of communities impacted by energy development.

Participants are introduced to principles related to community engagement, then offered specific tactical information that applies to fieldwork in communities that are vulnerable to research fatigue.

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will be issued a digital badge.

Learn more about Digital Badges at Montana State University.


Email Information to Friend Print