2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOSC 242 - Research Methods

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: PSYC-101 PSYC-101F PSYC-202H SOC-101 SOC-101F or SOC-202H
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: SOSC 242 replaces PSYC 342, SOC 342, and CRIM 342.