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SOC 302: Research Methods for the Social Sciences

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134; credit or concurrent enrollment in STAT 101
Introduction to the principal research methods used in sociology, including survey research, interviewing, content analysis, experiments, ethnographies, focus groups, historical analysis, and analysis of secondary data. Instruction on sampling and the principles of validity and reliability underlying quantitative and qualitative methods. Training in data analysis using statistical software packages.


The Department of Sociology offers course work leading to either a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or a minor in sociology.  Additionally, a bachelor of science in  Agricultural & Rural Policy Studies  is offered.

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