Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1002
Section Information for Spring 2017
How do sociologists use scientific methods to research questions and issues about social life? What methods do social scientists employ? In this course, you will learn the answers to these questions and receive “hands on” training to learn the fundamentals of doing research in the social sciences. You will also be introduced to tools that will allow you to become a critical consumer of research. Topics include: research design, sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, and research reporting.
Actively engages students in original inquiry meaningful to themselves and their communities. Demonstrates the reciprocal relationship between theory and empirical research. Explores the complementarity of interpretive and explanatory logics, employing basic sociological methods. ÊGuides students to formulate research problems;Ê design research; gather and analyze evidence; and organize, frame, and revise arguments, culminating in a public presentation of their projects to the sociology faculty.