Introduction to Sociological Research Methods
Class Hours: 54 Lecture total
Prerequisite: SOC 100/100H Successful completion of SOC 100 or 100H meets the prerequite for enrolling in SOC 120
This course introduces students to the principles of sociological research and design. Students will examine the roles of variables, hypotheses, and sociological theory in research, and discuss issues of ethics in research. It will review quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, analysis, and reporting, including survey, observational, and experimental research methods. Optional field trips may be offered.