Sociology | Research Methods in Sociology
S370 | 4821 | Fairchild


STUDENTS MUST ATTEND LAB SESSION
THIS COURSE NOT TO BE TAKEN FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
S370 MEETS THE SAME DAY, TIME & ROOM AS 371

S370 is a research methods course required for undergraduate majors
in Sociology.  It provides a broad introduction to the sociological
research process, focusing on how a variety of methods can be used to
study sociological phenomena.  It is, essentially, a course on how to
do sociology.  We will address general issues in research design,
such as measurement and sampling, as well as various data collection
techniques and approaches, including ethnography, interviewing,
content analysis, and survey research.  We  will discuss the
advantages and disadvantages of these research methods and how
sociologists choose the most appropriate method for their research.
These discussions will provide information regarding how to conduct a
study and a basis for informed evaluation of other researchersí
claims.