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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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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.

Forums:

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.

Assignments
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:
Extra credit is not offered in this course.

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.

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.
ISBN:9781118874257
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Ruane, Janet
Unit Cost:$70.07
 
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.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.