2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2020  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOC 342 - Research Methods


Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-202H, SOC-101, or SOC-202H; Minimum grade C-
This course introduces the process of scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences and the fundamental role research methodology plays in our understanding of human behavior and social affairs. Students will explore the principles, ethics, and methods of social science research (correlational research, observational and survey methods, experimental and quasi-experimental design, variable control, secondary data analysis, and interpretation of results). Students will become familiar with the ways social scientists communicate their research to other scientists by writing a formal research paper.
Note: Note: To ensure students success it is strongly recommended that students complete SOC 341 before enrolling in SOC 342 or that they enroll in SOC 341 concurrently with SOC 342. See CRIM/SOC 342.
Cross-listed: CRIM-342, PSYC-342