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POLS 181 – Fund of Social Research

Credits: 4.00

Course Description: Introduction to research methods in social science. Includes examination of research design, measurement, data collection, data analysis, and the presentation and theoretical interpretation of research findings. Prerequisites: STAT 051 or STAT 111 or STAT 141 or higher; three hours of Sociology or Political Science; minimum Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: SOC 100.

Section Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of social research. We will begin with the general principles of social science inquiry, and examine the variety of methods used in gathering sociological data. The second section of the course will cover computer use, data presentation, and relationships among variables. Lastly, students will conduct statistical analysis of survey data. Throughout the course, emphasis will be given to applications of social research and interpretation of results.

CRN: 10687

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 2/2

Days Time Location
TR 09:30 - 11:30 LAFAYETTE HALL L309

Instructor(s): Jennifer Anne Strickler

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020