2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 35450 Research Methods in Social Sciences

An introduction to the scientific method as it is applied to social and behavioral research. Course content includes a study of basic research issues and research strategies utilized by social and behavioral researchers. Basic issues covered include research ethics, causality, the relationship between theory and research methods, and discussion of the differences between scientific social analysis and nonscientific social analysis. Quantitative survey strategies will be emphasized but unobtrusive methods and experimental designs will also be introduced. Prerequisite: SOC 35101 and MATH 17114. (F)