ORGSTUDY 410 - Advanced Research Methods in Organizational Studies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
OS seniors have a seat reserved for them in this class. If you have problems enrolling please contact the professor (
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: STATS 250 or SOC 210 or ECON 251 (may be elected concurrently). Restricted to Organizational Studies seniors.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This hands-on course is devoted to the use of social science research methods to study organizations, emphasizing the use of experimental, survey, and interview methods. Course topics include work design, motivation, and satisfaction, groups and teams, research design, and interviewing skills.

This course emphasizes learning by doing. You and your team will be charged with carrying out a field research project in a client organization. Each project provides an opportunity to experience the study of an organizational unit from start to finish, including designing and administering appropriate experimental, survey, interview, and archival data collection techniques, planning and conducting data analysis, interpreting and communicating the results in written and oral presentations, and providing feedback to the client organization.

The primary goals of this course are:

  1. to gain a deeper understanding of the process of conducting research in and consulting for organizations,
  2. to develop and enhance actionable knowledge and skills, and
  3. to gather data to have a positive impact on the client organizations.

Course Requirements:

See Syllabi for more information

Intended Audience:

Seniors in Organizational Studies only

Class Format:

1.5-hour lecture twice weekly and 1 hour discussion once a week

ORGSTUDY 410 - Advanced Research Methods in Organizational Studies
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Open to senior concentrators only.
002 (DIS)
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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