Sociology 207: Social Research Methods

Credits 4

A course designed to introduce the student to the procedures by which sociologists gather, analyze, and interpret factual information about the social world. Topics to be covered in this course include the part which social research plays in the larger discipline of sociology, the relationships between sociological theory and social research, research design, measurement and the operationalization of concepts, probabilistic sampling, observational data-gathering procedures, survey research, the use of secondary source materials, and experimentation. Required of sociology majors and minors; open to students in other social science disciplines with consent of instructor.

Distribution Area
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Social Sciences (SO DIST)
Prerequisite or Corequisite

Sociology 117