RES305 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
Fundamental to any social scientific discipline such as psychology is the understanding research and the methods of inquiry employed. This course introduces students to the component elements of research from the formation of researchable questions through review of existing literature to application of sound research methods. The course compares and contrasts qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. The importance of protecting human subjects and accurate reporting of research findings will be stressed in the course. Students will be exposed to the basic steps in using computer-assisted literature searches from available social science databases. After having taken this course, students leave with more tools to pursue questions of meaning in the study of human behavior.
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