The goal of this course is you to be able to understand social research by having done social research. After taking this course, you will have hands on experience with different methods of social research. I will divide the emphasis between qualitative and quantitative techniques. After taking this course, it is my hope that you will not only be able to question the taken-for-granted explanations of social action but to answer systematically those questions through developing research questions and hypotheses, theorizing on the topic based on a review of the relevant literature, data collection (for qualitative components), data analysis, and drawing conclusions. After taking this course, you will be prepared for your senior seminar project: the culmination of your sociology career at DePauw!
Suarez, Alicia, "SOC 401 Research Methods Suarez Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 176, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.