The main aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to conduct and evaluate basic research. The conceptual bases of sociological research are also discussed and described, along with criteria for concept definition and assessment. The difference between sociological description and causality is described and discussed. In the second part of the course, students receive a brief repetition to basic descriptive analysis along with an introduction to data management with the statistical software Stata. An important goal of the course is to increase interaction among students and promote cooperation.

Course description and schedule

Schedule 2017

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Teacher

Docent/senior lecturer Sunnee Billingsley