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SOC 303. Research Methods

Credits: 3
Department: Sociology
Description: Design, data gathering, data analysis, derivation of conclusions, writing of reports.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Compare and contrast the types of methodological approaches that are particularly relevant to sociological practice.
2. Identify and use the ethical issues listed in the code of ethics of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, the American Sociological Association, and/ or other relevant professional association.
3. Complete one research report or design.
4. Use computer hardware and software to conduct online library searches, to conduct web searches, to enter information into databases, and to analyze statistical and narrative data.
5. Describe, compare, and critique a wide range of research methods.
6. Articulate and critically assess research questions by scholars.
7. Identify and describe major patterns in statistical and narrative data.

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