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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
Examines systematic approaches for addressing questions about poverty, family life, racial inequality, and a range of other issues central to public policy. It emphasizes the logic and methods of social science research, including the measurement of social phenomena, generalizing results to groups of interest, establishing cause and effect, social experiments, survey research, and qualitative methods. It develops skills to critically evaluate the research of others and provides hands-on experience applying research methods to policy-related problems.
When Offered Fall.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2100 or equivalent.
Distribution Category (SBA-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)
- To gain an understanding of the possibilities and problems of studying the social world.
- To gain familiarity with a variety of research methods, their strengths, and their limitations.
- To gain skills for critically evaluating the research of others.
- To gain hands-on experience applying research methods to policy-related issues.
- To gain a critical awareness of ethical issues in the responsible conduct of social research.
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: SOC 3150
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- MW M Van Rensselaer Hall 1106
- Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
Instruction Mode: In Person
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