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SOC 260 Methods of Social Research

Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits) 

An introduction to the philosophy, logic and basic research methods of the social sciences. Includes an examination of the fundamental ideas and principles underlying the scientific study of human behavior and the social world and the research designs and techniques commonly used in social research: experiments, surveys, content analysis, field research, historical-comparative research, evaluation research and using the computer to compile, manipulate and analyze quantitative data.