2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOSC 245 - Research Design


Credits: 6
This course examines 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 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 formulate an original research question, develop hypotheses related to that question, and create a proper and detailed methodological strategy for investigation. Students learn how to synthesize existing research literature into a research proposal and develop an understanding of the formal writing processes used by social science researchers.
General Education Area: Social Science
Cross-listed: SOSC-243 & SOSC-244
Prerequisite: SOSC-240