SOC 12  Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOCI 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: (SOC 1 or SOC 1H) and (SOC 23 or PSYC 10 or MATH 110 or MATH 110H or MATH 110S) and Eligibility for ENGL 68

Students examine fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways in which sociologists gather, evaluate, and critique social data. Includes attention to the nature of theory, hypotheses, variables, and ethics of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools, including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research. Computer applications recommended.
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