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To acquire the basic knowledge about the key components of social research
To develop skills and knowledge about quantitative and qualitative social research
To develop an understanding of various research designs and techniques
Develop a critical awareness of alternative methods and approaches
Acquire a broad range of skills transferable to subsequent careers
Course Entry Requirements:
Theories in Scientific Research,
Interview in social research
Construction of the questionnaire as an instrument of sociological survey
Research Design: Measurement of Constructs, Scale Reliability and Validity, Sampling. Survey Research,
Quantitative Analysis: Descriptive Statistics. Quantitative Analysis: Inferential Statistics.
Lecture, conversation, exemplification
formulate researchable questions.
-define a research strategy and design a research project to answer a research question.
-discuss the practice and principles of qualitative and quantitative social research.
-be able to construct an effective questionnaire that employs several types of survey questions.
-construct an effective research proposal
Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:
Written paper –– 60%; project assessment – 40%.
Quantity and Quality in Social Research, Routledge
Social Research Methods, Oxford University Press
Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices, University of South Florida