Research Methods I
Sociology 304, Rhode Island College
Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur
Email: marthur AT ric DOT edu
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This course provides an introduction to social research methods, with a primary focus on conceptualizing research studies and collecting data. Students will be introduced to the relationship between theory and research, ethical and practical issues in conducting research, conceptualization and measurement, sampling, and various data collection techniques. Data analysis will not be a primary focus of this course, as that topic is covered in Research Methods II.

By the end of this course, students will have
*Developed a proposal for their own research project
* Advanced their ability to write about research and evaluate the research of others
* Gained skills in surveying, interviewing, observation, and other data analysis techniques
* Become better prepared for future coursework involving research methods, such as Research Methods II, Senior Seminar, and Honors projects, and for jobs and careers requiring research tasks

Copyright Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, 2008