2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOSC 242 - Research Methods


Credits: 3
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.
General Education Area: Social Science
Prerequisite: SOSC-240 (or EXSC-410 for Exercise Science Majors only)