John Eric Stewart
Deals with the why and how of social research. Covers two main themes: the epistemology of social science and the logic of research design. Students learn to assess the strengths of various methodologies, evaluate research results, and initiate future inquiries of their own.
We will cover two main themes: the epistemology of social science and the logic of study design. At the conclusion of this course students will have both a grasp of available social science research methodologies and the ability to comprehend and evaluate research results.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Introductory Statistics helpful not necessary; any science or social science introduction (e.g., Community Psychology) also helpful but not required.
Class assignments and grading
Your grade in this class will be based on a series of written assignments and 2 exams.