Basic concepts and research designs used in social research. Provides an overview of the research process and research ethics and introduces important concepts in research design (conceptualization, measurement, and sampling). You will learn about survey research and quantitative data analysis through a survey research project of your own. Next you learn about another important concept, causation, and how it applies to experimental research. The last part of the course focuses on qualitative research and data analysis.Note: This is an upper-level, 3-credit course designed for students who have taken previous courses in sociology or other related fields with some exposure to research methods.
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