Course Description

Research design and methods including survey, network, experiment, qualitative, quantitative, and collection, organization and interpretation of research data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the interrelationship between the development of social theory and the methodologies of data collection.
  • Formulate a well-constructed research question and explain the data source necessary to answer the question.
  • Develop a methodology for the collection and dissemination of qualitative and quantitative research findings.
  • Understand the intricacies of non-participant and participant observation, and the skills needed for successful open-ended interviewing.
  • Demonstrate sound competency with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.
  • Demonstrate research report writing and presentation skills.
  • Develop an awareness of the political and ethical issues involved in social research.


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