SO 308 Prin of Social Research
F2B 2010 BL
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State UniversityM.A. Management, Webster UniversityPh.D. Candidate - Business Administration, Northcentral University
Classroom after class
October 18–December 12, 2010
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Introductory social science class (i.e., SO141, PS101, CJ100, or SW205) and SO307 (Statistics) — MA120 allowed for students under 2006 and previous catalogs.
Textbook: Babbie, E. R. (2007). The Practice of Social Research, 11th ed. Thomson Learning-Wadsworth.
(Bundled by MBS with the SAGrader Methods Course Pack from IdeaWorks.)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: SAGrader Methods Course Pack from IdeaWorks (bundled with textbook by MBS).
Additional Readings as necessary.
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Grading: Total Points Possible = 1000
A >= 900
B = 800-899
C = 700-799
D = 600-699
F <= 599
See class assessment above for assignments due in this class and their requirements. Additional information on these assignments will be posted in eCompanion prior to the week the assignment is due. All assignments must be submitted through the "Dropbox" in the online course shell for grading.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be penalized up to 10% grade deduction for each week the assignment is late unless you have made prior arrangements with me. Anytime you feel that you might be falling behind in the course, please contact me to discuss your situation.
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1. Come to class on time.
2. Please notify me if you will not be able to attend class.
3. Persons missing the final examination will have to present a written excuse and gain approval from the campus center director and academic director before being allowed to take a make-up examination
Topic and corresponding textbook chapter
Research Questions. Chapters 1 - 3
Design & Sampling. Chapters 4 and 7
Measurement. Chapters 5 - 6
Qualitative & Unobtrusive Research. Ch. 10 -11
Survey & Experimental Research. Chapters 8 - 9
Concepts of Data Analysis. Chapters 12 - 13
Quantitative & Statistical Analysis. Ch. 14 & 16
Research into Practice. Chapters 15 and 17
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