Research Methods and Techniques

3.00 crs.

This course introduces the basic methodological toolkit of sociological analysis including: survey design, analysis of secondary data, interviewing, focus groups, participant observation, and content analysis. The course establishes best practices for the development of research projects in sociology including the development of a feasible research question and the choosing of an appropriate methodology for answering the question of interest. Students also develop the skills necessary to critique the methodologies of existing academic literature in sociology.

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