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SOCI 4510 - Introduction to Social Research (TN eCampus)

(3 credits)
Prerequisites: Include Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, or other social science. While not a prerequisite, some background in social statistics is suggested.

An introductory social science course (preferably Sociology) is an important prerequisite because it introduces students to social research subject matter, and the theoretical perspectives and research techniques used in social research. An understanding of social statistics will help students better understand and critique existing social science research. Social research is the foundation for the scientific understanding of social phenomena. This course introduces students to the theory and methods of social research. Although the course content focuses on sociology, the research methodology covered in this course is applicable to other social science disciplines (and science in general). Students can expect to learn the entire process for conducting scientific research and evaluating research conducted by other researchers. Course activities involve library research (this can be accomplished online), practical assignments that lead to the development of research skills and a research proposal, and participation in discussion groups to practice research communication skills.


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