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Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology

This course introduces the fundamental methods of research and how sociologists use them to examine, investigate, and think critically on topics related to the discipline. It emphasizes an appreciation of the scientific method, the development of research skills, knowledge of research ethics, and the evaluation of scientific research. Students conduct library research, design and implement research projects using appropriate methodologies and controls, analyze and interpret data using a statistical computer program, and write research reports using APA format. Students with MATH 103 may take PSYC 104/SOC 104 concurrently with this course. C-ID SOCI 120.

Subject: SOC
Course Number: 205
Section Number: 1959
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office hours: TBA & by appointment
Phone: voice mail: 760-757-2121 ext. 6549
Instructor notes: The class is not self-paced and is divided into two separate components: lecture and lab. The lecture component is fully online and will require students to submit lecture assignments online. The lab component is in the classroom on campus. The exams will cover both the lecture and lab components and will be taken in the classroom on campus. Textbook: Graziano, A. M. and Raulin, M. L. (2010). Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry (7th ed.). Allyn & Bacon, ISBN: 0205634028.

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