Course Code: SOCI331 Course ID: 4200 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course introduces students to the purpose and techniques in social research: problem definition, research design, sampling and data collection methods including observation, interviewing, questionnaire construction and the use of documents and other unobtrusive data sources. The basic goal of all social research is to gather evidence in order to answer questions about the nature of relationships between individuals, groups, institutions, and societies. This course is designed to give the student a broad overview of the logic of social research, of the process of research design, and of the major types of data collection techniques and methods of data analysis.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
CO1: Illustrate basic knowledge of research methods and theory construction to systematically study the social world
CO2: Examine the basics of quantitative and qualitative research design
CO3: Compare and contrast the different types and methods of data collection
CO4: Apply knowledge of basic methodological and ethical issues current in the social sciences
CO5: Describe patterns in quantitative data
CO6: Build and/or test theories.
CO7: Develop a research project from conceptualizing a research problem to developing a number of complementary design, measurement, and data collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem.
CO8: Evaluate the quality of research design and evidence in published social research.
Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.
All course materials are free and provided in our Library. Link to our eReserve page in the Library and select this course to access your materials.
|Book Title:||Introducing Social Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Publication Info:||Wiley Lib|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.