Introduction to Social Research Methods
Prerequisite: SOC 300 with a grade of “C” or better
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 and STAT 300 with grades of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Enrollment Limitations: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) or ESLW 340 and STAT 300 with grades of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course examines theoretical and ethical principles in social science research with an applied emphasis on research design, utilization of qualitative and quantitative techniques, data coding, data cleaning and organization, descriptive and inferential analysis, and the writing of research reports. Students will be introduced to the application of statistical software for quantitative areas of course work.