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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 352 - Research Methods: Fundamentals

This course is a guided tour through the fabulous world of research methods in the social sciences. It explores what puts the “science” in the social sciences, what the ethical boundaries of research are, what the options (and challenges) are in collecting data about the social world. We also cover the nuts and bolts of research design, including how to move from a research topic to a researchable questions, how to do literature reviews, data collection options, conditions for causality, and basic statistical analysis. The concepts covered in this course are meaningful not only to those who might go on to conduct their own research projects, but also for anyone who wants to understand how to evaluate and critically assess the results of research as it is shared in both mainstream and social media. Course Codes: ABR. Prereqs: None.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: ABR. Prereqs: None. Term cycle: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3

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