SOCI 3462 - Social Research

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to conducting theoretically informed social research.  We will focus on the logic of research design as well as procedures for conducting research.  We will cover a variety of techniques for gathering data including experiments, survey research, intensive interviewing, and participant observation.  The course was formerly named SOCI 3305; credit will not be granted for both SOCI 3305 and SOCI 3462. Prerequisites: SOCI 3352 or permission of instructor.  

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: (1) identify strengths and weaknesses in existing social research, (2) formulate a research question and testable hypotheses, (3) identify an appropriate methodology for generating and analyzing data, and (4) describe fundamental terms including measurement reliability and validity, causality, generalizability, and authenticity. 


Bob Kunovich


Office phone: 817-272-3796

Office location: 442 University Hall

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