Sociology | Research Methods in Sociology
S370 | 4092 | Wilde
COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION .
REQUIRES REGISTRATION IN COAS W333.
This course will give students an understanding of the common
research methods social scientists use to conduct social research.
Ethnographic, interview/survey, and historical research methods will
be covered. Three themes will be explored: 1) the various
advantages and disadvantages of those methods, 2) when the use of
one method is appropriate or inappropriate for the research
question, and 3) how to evaluate researchers' claims on the basis of
the evidence they present. These themes will be explored by reading
one excellent example of each of these three methods, and through
exercises designed to give students hands-on experience in each of
these methods, on a topic of their choice, which will culminate in
the final paper.