SOC 312 - The Evaluation of Evidence in Sociology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, QR/1
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Students enrolling in SOC 312 are very strongly encouraged to have already completed an introductory statistics course (e.g. SOC 210 or STATS 350) before enrolling in this course.
Other Course Info:
Fulfills the sociology Research Methods Requirement.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we will learn about four basic methods used in sociology research: interviews, quantitative analysis, archival research, and experiments. Each research method has a distinctive logic and procedure for producing data, and understanding the basic features of this production provides surprisingly powerful tools for evaluating research findings. The fundamental theme of this course is that data are not just facts that fall from the sky. They are produced, and we can determine systematically whether we believe them or not.

SOC 312 - The Evaluation of Evidence in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
43237
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
43239
Closed
0
3SOC Ugrd
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
43241
Closed
0
1SOC Ugrd
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
43243
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
43245
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
44979
Closed
0
1SOC Ugrd
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
45156
Open
1
2SOC Ugrd
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 9780716755197
Research methods in the social sciences, Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, David Nachmias., Publisher: Worth Publishers 7th ed. 2008
Optional
ISBN: 0226065669
The craft of research, Author: Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 3rd ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0872205738
The nuts & bolts of college writing, Author: Michael Harvey., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. 2003
Required
ISBN: 0787970883
Asking questions : the definitive guide to questionnaire design : for market research, political polls, and social and health questionnaires, Author: Norman M. Bradburn, Seymour Sudman, Brian Wansink., Publisher: Jossey-Bass Rev. ed. 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780029346259
Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies, Author: Weiss, Robert Stuart, 1925-, Publisher: Free Press 1994
Required
ISBN: 9780226526300
The Chicago guide to writing about numbers, Author: Miller, Jane E. (Jane Elizabeth), 1959-, Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2004
Required
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