Applied Social Research Methods

Applied Social Research Methods
Research methods training for conducting research in applied settings using social research methods such as needs assessments, social impact analysis, and program evaluations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSTAT 121 & SOC 300
Course Outcomes: 

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.