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SOCI 5023 - Research Methods
With an emphasis on human service agencies, this upper-level course focuses on the how's and why's of doing research. The variety of research techniques used by social scientists and human services practitioners will be discussed. Ethical ways to build knowledge and to conduct program evaluation will be examined. Students will gain practical experience in doing research by designing and conducting their own agency-focused research project. SPSS will be the data analysis package utilized.