2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 250 - Sociological Research Design and Methods

Introduces students to both the dominant areas of inquiry in sociology and the methods that have been devised to investigate them. Emphasis in this course is on investigation. Familiarizes students with the methods, techniques, and language of social science research. Focusing on field and survey research, students examine the ways social scientists formulate questions, collect and analyze data, and present their findings. Also concerned with the epistemological underpinnings of “doing sociology.” How do sociologists define “fact” and “truth”? What are the historical and contemporary debates over these concepts? To provide students with a hands-on understanding of concepts and issues, students are expected to collect and analyze original data. Students also do computer statistical analysis of pre-existing databases.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: SOCI 101  or SOAN 101
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year, Senior
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: SOAN 210

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