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Number:PS225
Name:Social Science Research Methods
Description:This course provides an introduction to various methods of inquiry and analysis used throughout the social sciences. Students will become familiar with the basic steps of empirical research, research design principles, several data collection methods, and the process of writing a research proposal.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student shall have an introductory knowledge of the following: Classical and Modern Political Theories and Theorists, The Constructs of Experimentation, Research Methodology, Ethical Application of Research Methods in Political Science, Modes of Analysis.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2013 PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH BABBIE 12TH 10
S 2013 CURRENT
F 2012 Political Science Research Methods 0-87289-442-8 Johnson, Janet Butto 6TH 08 Congressional Quarterly
F 2012 Research Methods and Society : Foundations of Social Inquiry 0-13-092654-X Dorsten, Linda Ebers 2005 Prentice Hall, Inc.
F 2011 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ID 0-495-56939-9 SARGENT 14 WAD
F 2011 CRAFT OF POLITICAL RESEAR 0-205-79120-4 SHIVELY 8 LONGMAN
F 2010 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ID 0-495-56939-9 SARGENT 14 WAD
F 2010 CRAFT OF POLITICAL RESEAR 0-205-79120-4 SHIVELY 8 LONGMAN
F 2010 POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT 0-13-602945-0 SCOTT 6 PH
F 2009 ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL SCIENT 0-495-01585-7 HOOVER 9 CENGAGE LEARNING
F 2009 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 0-13-603718-6 BARADAT 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 NO ORDER RECEIVED YET ORDER THOMAS BKSTORE
F 2005 GUIDE TO METHODS F/STUD.OF POLITICAL... VANEVERA 97
F 2005 POLITICS+VISION WOLIN 4