SO 308 Principles of Social Research
S1O 2011 IR
Crawford, Perry N.
Senior Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, LPC, LADC, NCC
BLDG. 1020, RM 22
By appointment only
10 Jan - 6 Mar 2011
5:30 - 8:00 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. (2010). The Practice of Social Research, 12th ed. Thomson Learning-Wadsworth
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Instructor Learning Outcomes
GRADING PLAN: GRADING SCALE
Written Paper 95 pts (30%) 270 - 300……….A
Presentation 95 pts (30%) 240 – 269………B
Final Exam 100 pts (30%) 210 – 239………C
Attendance & participation 10 pts (10%) 180 – 209………D
Total Points 100 pts (100%) 179 & below........F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Materials must be submitted on time to receive full credit. Late papers will be marked down accordingly and a failing grade assigned if not submitted at all.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attendance and participation is of utmost importance and all absences must be approved in advance except in extreme emergencies. Failure to attend more than two classes will result in an administrative withdrawal and the grade of F. I expect all students to arrive on time and remain in the classroom except for emergencies.
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
1. Human Inquiry and Science.
2. Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research.
3. The Ethics and Politics of Social Research.
4. Research Design.
5. Conceptualization, Operationalization, and
6. Indexes, Scales, and Typologies.
7. The Logic of Sampling.
9. Survey Research.
10. Qualitative Field Research.
11. Unobtrusive Research.
12. Evaluation Research.
13. Qualitative Data Analysis.
14. Quantitative Data Analysis.
15. The Elaboration Model.
16. Statistical Analyses.
17. Reading and Writing Social Research.
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