2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOSC 320 - Social Science Research Methods

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: COMP 202  
This course is designed to foster critical thinking skills through the study of social science research methods and their application.  Students will be introduced to the fundamental techniques, principles, and methods utilized in the design and execution of social research.  Research design, sampling, data collection strategies, constructing hypotheses, evaluation of the validity and reliability of information, methods of analysis, and presentation of findings are all covered.  This course will utilize a variety of learning strategies, including but not limited to assigned readings, case studies, lectures, research and writing, group discussions, and group activities.