SOC 312-313 Social Research Methods I and II (6 credits)
Application of basic sociological methods of research, including surveys, interviews, experiments, and content analysis. Statistical techniques of data analysis. Emphasis on the underlying logic of data analysis and proper interpretation of statistics rather than exclusively stressing calculations. Introduction to quantitative analysis, including use of the computer. Instruction will be computer based. No previous computer knowledge is required. Major topics are covered continuously throughout both courses, which must be taken in sequence. Enrollment is limited to twenty students. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years and spring semester of odd-numbered years.