May 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

SOSC 242 - Research Methods


Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SOSC-240
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: SOSC 242 replaces PSYC 342, SOC 342, and CRIM 342.