Students will be introduced to the basics of social scientific research methods. Topics include exploratory research, hypothesis testing, community based research, program assessment, and quantitative and qualitative methods of gathering and analyzing data.
Degrees and Certificates
This course will address the social scientific research process including an examination of research ethics, theory, and research design. methods addressed in a qualitative course include but are not limited to field methods (e.g. ethnography and participant observcation), intensive interviewing, focus groups, and unobtrustive research methods. Prerequisite: SOSS 200. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour. Four semester hours.
Topics in quantitative methods that may include but not limited to data management, multiple regression, generalized linear models (ex. logistic regression), survey research (including design, implementation, and analysis), principal component analysis, and experimental designs. Prerequisites: SOSS 200, SOSS 301, and STAT 161/162/163. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour. Four semester hours.
Collaborative seminar for students working on senior projects or honors theses. Capstone course for applied data analysis certificate. Prerequisites: STAT 161, 162, or 163; SOSS 200, SOSS 301 or 302, permission from instructor. One to three credit hours. .
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Collaborative seminar for students working on senior projects or honors theses. Capstone course for applied data analysis certificate. Prerequisites: STAT-161, 162, or 163; SOSS-200; SOSS-301 or 302. One to three credit hours.