SOCY 3201 Sociological Research Methods
This course introduces students to the logics and methods of sociological research. This requirement for majors teaches ways to answer sociological questions by collecting and analyzing different types of data. Students are trained in research ethics and learn how to collect their own data and conduct original sociological research. Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data are included.
Throughout this course, you will learn to:
- Understand sociological research methods and quantitative and qualitative data analysis
- Sharpen your research design and analytical skills through hands-on research experiences, including survey, interview, observation, and content analysis
- Utilize online survey tool, Qualtrics, and SPSS statistical software
- Interpret basic data calculations and software output
- Write sociological research findings
- Review and critique existing sociological research designs
- Apply acquired research skills that you developed to the real world research
- Making Sense of the Social World, 4th edition, by Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt. ISBN: 1452217718.
- The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions, by Shamus Khan and Dana Fisher.
|Human subject tutorial||5%|
|Research methods unit quizzes||20%|
|4 Research projects (survey, interview, observation, and content analysis||40% (10% each)|
|Weekly discussion posting||10%|