Research Methods: Generating and Investigating Research Problems

SOC 3631 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Explores the fundamental concepts for generating and investigating research problems. Examines methods for basic and applied research. Emphasizes theory construction and includes data gathering and using research techniques such as interviews, questionnaires, observation, and content analysis. Examines issues of measurement and causal reasoning. Offers students an opportunity to design a small study based on a real-world issue after discussing the research problem with a client.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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