The tools that sociologists use in conducting empirical research are examined. Included are the following topics: research design, theory, variables, sampling, instruments, data collection and analysis, interpretation of data, and research report writing. Students work towards developing the skills needed to carry out original research, gaining experience with each basic step of the research process. A knowledge of introductory statistics is required. Prerequisite: SOCI 201.
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