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    William Paterson University
   
 
  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

SOC 3010 Research Methods


This course is designed to familiarize students with the process of social scientific inquiry. Students will learn the fundamentals of social science research methods, including the process by which research questions are formulated, relevant literature is reviewed, data are collected and analyzed, and results are written up. As this is a writing intensive course, students will learn methods in part through weekly writingassignments. A subset of these assignments will combine to form a research project in which students review the literature on a particular research question and present the results of basic data analysis. The end product of the course will be a research paper of approximately twenty pages that has been improved through an iterative process of feedback by the professor and revision by the student. All sections of this course are writing and technology intensive. Course offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Prerequisite(s): SOC 2130  OR CCJ 3680  Cross Listed Course(s): CCJ 3010 
Credits: 3.0