Kari A Lerum
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.
This course deals with the why and how of social research. We will cover two main themes: the epistemology of social science and the logic of study design. This course counts toward the requirements for Community Psychology and Society, Ethics, and Behavior majors.
Student learning goals
Students will have an understanding of --and practice in -- several social science research methodologies.
Students will have the ability to comprehend and evaluate research results.
Students will understand the role of theory and epistemology in defining a research question and approach.
General method of instruction
Lecture, small group work, and hands on assignments.
No prerequisite needed.
Class assignments and grading
Grades in this class will be based on an series of assignments and quizzes.