SOC 200

Research Methods

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall, Spring Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

This course consists of a basic introduction to research design and qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Through review of research studies, students will learn to be informed consumers of social science research, and to apply their understanding of research to a critical analysis of contemporary social issues. The importance of evidence and bias will be emphasized, with a focus on application to social policy and a broad range of disciplinary practice. Students will be encouraged to seek out research studies of interest to them, and to critically analyze and interpret the ways findings inform their field.