SOC 507 - Logics and Strategies of Sociological Research Inquiry
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing in Sociology, other Graduate students with permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces methods and strategies for conducting social research. The course focuses on issues and principles that apply across all methods, how research questions motivate methodological choices, and the tradeoffs involved in selecting methods and data sources. We will begin by discussing research design, sampling, and ethics. We move on to three ways of collecting data: asking people questions (interviews and surveys), observing what people do (ethnography and experiments), and analyzing documents and records (including contemporary and comparative historical research). Next, we will discuss qualitative and quantitative analysis, sociological writing, and the publication process. By the end of the course, you will be an informed consumer of social research and prepared to conduct your own research.

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SOC 507 - Logics and Strategies of Sociological Research Inquiry
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001 (LEC)
3SOC Grad
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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