Oct 24, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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SOC 3500 - Elementary Research Techniques


An introduction to the techniques employed by social scientists to identify research problems, gather data, analyze data, and reach conclusions about their research ideas. Topics include how to identify a research problem, ways to develop data gathering procedures, techniques of gathering data, ways to summarize data, and ways to analyze data. The overall goal is to provide the tools to be able to design and carry out a research project.

Requisites: SOC 1000 and (404 or 3000) and (COMS 3520 or ECON 3810 or MATH 2500 or PSY 2110 or QBA 2010)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will identify and understand the methodological design of a research article in a sociological or criminological journal.
  • Students will understand conceptualization and the development of measures in sociological research.
  • Students will understand the relationship between theory and methods of sociological investigation.
  • Students will understand the strengths and weaknesses of the techniques employed to collect and analyze data in sociology.



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