SOC 317M • Intro to Social Research
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
This course provides a general introduction to the process of social research. We will first cover a number of basic issues that are central to most social research methods. The remainder of the course will be devoted to an examination of specific methods used in research. Although methods such as unobtrusive observation, experimentation, and in-depth interviewing will be covered, a large part of the course will focus on surveys and the methods used to employ and analyze them.
Lab assignments 15%
Other assignments 30%
Research paper 25%
Babbie, The Basics of Social Research, Second edition and later