SOC 310 - Introduction to Research Methods
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
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Enforced Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology (SOC 100, 101, 102, 105, 195, 202, 300, or 401); or completion of one social science course in Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology or other Sociology course.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sociology concentrators are strongly encouraged to elect this course in the Junior year. Sociology Honors students should elect this course concurrently with SOC 397.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Su.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Research Methods is designed to introduce you to the logic and practice of sociological research, as well as a wide range of research methods that sociologists use to learn about the world. We will be delving into a variety of methods, including: participant observation, in-depth interviews, comparative historical research, surveys, and participatory action research. Sociologists use all of these methods, often in combination, to address important research questions, and we’ll be reading some of their work to get a sense about how this is done. You will have the opportunity to put what you’re learning into practice through research exercises and a group project. These active learning exercises and projects are designed to give you some hands-on experience with designing and implementing sociological research.

SOC 310 - Introduction to Research Methods
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101 (LEC)
TuWTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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