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Research Methods
RESEARCH METH
CLASS CODE: SOC 340 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Qualitative and quantitative designs. Problem formulation, data collection, analysis, writing, and presenting results.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Qualitative and quantitative designs. Problem formulation, data collection, analysis, writing, and presenting results.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Explain the difference between scientific research and other methods of gaining knowledge.
2. Explain the relationship between theory and research.
3. Describe the basic scientific research process, including: planning, designing, and analyzing.
4. Describe quantitative data collection and analysis.
5. Describe qualitative data collection and analysis.
6. Participate in research process by applying their knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and communicating the processes and findings.
7. Explain ethical concerns and proper procedures within the research process.
8. Describe the practical uses of research, including: to inform policy, promote social change, improve your own clinical work, and enhance program delivery.
REQUIREMENTS: Sucessful completion of written exams, participation in class, quantitative research project, qualitative research project and peer evaluation. Having the ability to describe the practical uses of research including to inform policy, promote social change.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of Instructor, Math 221
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002