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SURVEY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (SOC-283424)

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Course Description:


Social research provides answers to questions about people and the social settings and systems in which they are involved. This social science research course introduces the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students learn how to formulate a viable research question, collect and analyze data, understand the ethical issues of social science research, and write a formal research proposal.

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in the discipline of a social science concentration . The course does not require a working knowledge of Statistics as a prerequisite, although it does include some elementary statistics as part of the subject matter of the course.

Note: This course has a required SPSS component.

Note: Students may receive credit for EITHER Survey for Social Science Research Methods OR Quantitative Research: Design and Methods, 283604. This course replaced Social Research for Professionals, 283504.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.



Includes an audio component
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.


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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Mar. May. Sep. Nov.

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