How do we produce knowledge that is useful? The social sciences have a set of powerful tools for investigating the social world. This course provides a general introduction to the sociological research, including research design, data collection, basic analysis and interpretation of data and research ethics. A range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, such as surveys, in-depth interviews and participant observation are covered. Students will translate their substantive interest into an empirical project. They will also develop the skills to make sense of published research and assess its quality.
This course is restricted to ANSO majors and minors. Any exceptions must be made by permission of the instructor.