Applied Social Research Methods
Know and Understand the full range of Methodologies
Graduates know the full range of methodologies, the basic epistemological assumptions associated with each, the criteria for evaluating quality research, and how to select and implement the appropriate method to test a hypothesis or address a research question.
Ability to Estimate and Interpret Statistics
Graduates are able to estimate and interpret univariate and bivariate statistics and generalize their meaning to the appropriate population.
Know How to Code and Interpret Qualitative Data
Graduates know how to code and interpret qualitative data or how to code and prepare quantitative data for statistical analysis.
Analyze Data and Summarize Findings
Graduates have the necessary skills to analyze data and summarize findings including a. basic familiarity with spreadsheet programs and statistical packages, b. the analytic process of comparing across categories, c. how to chart historical trends, and d. how to summarize findings for written or oral presentation.