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SOC 308 - Research Methods (4)

This course stresses the comprehension and assessment of research methods in sociology. Students critically consider the logic and variety of methods that sociologists use to observe the social world by examining the most common qualitative and quantitative techniques. The focus is on assessing how well research strategies address the underlying sociological question(s), how the evidence provides tenable knowledge of social phenomena, and how the evidence can be used in developing new theories or testing the adequacy of existing theories. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: SOC - 150; MATH - 101, 102, 105, 106, or PSYC 260; or permission of instructor.