SOCI 3020: Sociological Research Methods (4)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 1, Other: 0
This course introduces sociology majors to the principles and practices of sociological research. It addresses the logic and practice of research design, including the relationship between theory and research, framing a research question, and assessing the methods best suited to answer various questions, measuring concepts, using sampling procedures, data collection strategies, and data analysis. It includes an embedded lab which provides students with hands-on experiences to apply theoretical material and become familiar with the use of data analysis software packages such as SPSS and NVivo. Pre-requisites: SOCI 1101 and MATH 2400 with a grade of C or better.