SOCI 303: Methods and Logic of Inquiry

SOCI 303-DL1: Methods and Logic of Inquiry
(Spring 2023)


Section Information for Spring 2023

How do sociologists use scientific methods to research questions and issues about social life? What methods do social scientists employ to answer these questions? In this course, you will learn the answers to these questions and receive “hands-on” training on 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.

SOCI 303-DL1 is a distance education section.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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. Guides students to formulate problems and design research, culminating in a public presentation of their proposals to the sociology faculty. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Mason Core (All)
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SOCI 101C or 101XS.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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