SS 221 Quantitative Methods & Research (3)
A survey in elementary research and quantitative methods. This course provides students with an entry-level preparation in communication and analytical skills in empirical research for courses taken later in the area of social sciences or in other related discipline/professional areas. Particular emphasis on the history of scientific methods, skills in literature research and writing, problem formulation, making of a hypothesis, research designs, field and laboratory observations, sampling data organization, processing and analysis, as well as ethical issues.
Prerequisites: Open to sophomores and upperclass students only.