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SOCY 7710 Social Inquiry Research Seminar (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course presents the wide range of alternative research methods available to and widely used by the social researcher. Among those considered are the following: survey research, observational field research, intensive interviewing, experimental research, historical analysis, and content analysis. Considerable attention will be given to comparisons among these alternative methods, to an assessment of the relative strengths and limitations of each, and to issues related to research design and proposal writing. In the context of these alternative research methods, attention will be given to problem formulation, measurement, reliability, validity, sampling, and ethical considerations.


Instructor(s): Paul Gray, Sharlene Hesse-Biber and Shawn McGuffey

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Required for graduate students


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13