Apr 18, 2021  
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2014-2015 
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GRD 5015 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to “how to’s” and “wherefores” of social science research. Most of the class will be centered on the four most basic approaches to social research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. The class is designed to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, while suggesting that the approaches are complementary rather than mutually exclusive. This overall approach integrates data collection and interpretation so as to ensure a cohesive research plan.