Dec 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEO 2020 Research Methods in Geography

This course is designed to familiarize Geography majors with the principles and process of social scientific inquiry. Students will learn the fundamentals of social science research in general and scientific geographic research in particular. Discussions and activities will focus on the research process, including how research questions are formulated, review and evaluation of relevant geographic literature, the nature and sources of geographic data, the collection and analysis of data, and the interpretation and presentation of research findings in oral and written format. Ethical issues and concerns in social science research will also be examined. The use of statistical software program is a key part of this course.  Course may be repeated one time for a maximum of six credits.
Credits: 3.0