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Research Methods in Sociology and Political Science (IDIS100)

Course description

How do we transform our everyday observations of the world into social scientific knowledge? At its core, this is a question about research design, particularly reviewing the literature, formulating questions, hypothesis testing, data collection, and data analysis. This course will provide a brief introduction to all the major social science research methods, particularly experiments, quasi-experiments (observational), surveys, fieldwork/ethnography, and use of historical/documentary sources....


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Graded, 1.0 Credit Units

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