21A.809 Designing Empirical Research in the Social Sciences


Class Info

Foundations of good empirical research in the social sciences. Introduction to the basic assumptions and underlying logic of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Explores a variety of approaches to research design, evaluates the products of empirical research, and practices several common techniques. Discusses several major theoretical paradigms used as interpretive frameworks for social science research. Students develop a proposal for their own research project.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.809 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Silbey.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays in E53-354.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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