2017-2018 University Catalogue 
    Dec 13, 2019  
2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 250 - Sociological Research Design and Methods

This course 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. The course familiarizes students with the methods, techniques, and language of social science research. Focusing on field and survey research, the course examines the ways social scientists formulate questions, collect and analyze data, and present their findings. The course is 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. The class also does computer statistical analysis of pre-existing data bases.

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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