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Research Methods for Sociology

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E. Kane, H. Taylor

Course Long Title

Research Methods for Sociology


This course is a practical introduction to the research methods used by sociologists, including survey research, content analysis, participant observation and field research, qualitative interviewing, community-based research, case studies, focus groups, and comparative historical research. The assumptions of various approaches to social science research are considered, along with application of methods of collection and analysis for both qualitative and quantitative data. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): SOC 204.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year