SOCI 5023 - Research Methods, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1123 with D or better or MATH 1113 with D or better

Level: Upper

Course Attributes: Liberal Arts and Science

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