SO SC 480W
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (4) Students will learn to conduct, analyze and write up quantitative social scientific research according to appropriate professional standards.
SO SC 480W Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (4)
Students in this course will gain a working understanding of the rationale for the use of a variety of quantitative research methods and become familiar with the design, constraints and appropriate applications of those most frequently used in the applied behavioral and social sciences. They will gain experience designing and conducting research through a blend of class exercises and field research applications. Students will also gain a basic familiarity with the use of tools such as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to analyze the data gathered through quantitative research. Finally, through classroom instruction coupled with a process of writing, revising and individual consultation with the instructor regarding their research reports, students will master APA style and develop their academic and professional writing skills including critical thinking and conceptualization in addition to the basics such as spelling and grammar where necessary.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.