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SOCI 390 - Seminar: Research Methods in Sociology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOCI 300 with a minimum grade of “C-“
This course introduces students to the research methods used in the social sciences, especially sociology. It emphasizes sociology as an inquiry-based discipline and prepares students for SOCI 391: Seminar: Social Data Analysis as well as capstone options. Students will become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of major collection techniques, including interviews, experiments, surveys, participant observation, and various uses of available data. The course introduces data analysis, with an emphasis on qualitative analysis. Students will learn and practice key skills, such as conducting literature reviews and presenting research results. The final product in the class will be a formal research proposal. Offered fall and spring semesters. (Formerly SOCI 402)