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This course is designed to prepare students to conduct systematic inquiry on social and behavioral topics, using quantitative social science research methods. Major topics include hypothesis development and the logic of inquiry, research ethics, conceptualization and measurement, quantitative research design and data collection, and data analysis and interpretation. The course requires the use of advanced-level thinking skills, including analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Prerequisite: At least one course in a social science discipline. A working knowledge of statistics is useful but not required; statistical analysis of data is part of the subject matter of the course.
Note: Students may receive credit for EITHER Survey of Social Science Research Methods 283424 OR Quantitative Research: Design and Methods 283604. Effective January 2012, this course no longer meets the general education requirement in mathematics.
This course fully meets the general education requirement in social sciences.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Theory, Structure & Change
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.
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