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SOCI 012: Introduction to Research Methods

Course Description

This research methods course examines fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways in which sociologists and social scientists gather, evaluate, and critique social data. The course goes into detail about the roles of theories, hypotheses, variables, and ethics of research. The course also focuses on the application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research and basic statistical analysis. Computer statistical applications is required for the course.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: SOCI 001
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    A. Language and Rationality: A2 - Communication and Analytical Thinking
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: SOCI 120 - Introduction to Research Methods
Last Updated 7/19/23