Social Research Certificate

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The Certificate in Social Research familiarizes students with the choices they can make in designing social science research and to help them select the research tools that are right for the types of questions they are asking. The four-course program provides knowledge of current research designs, methods, and practices; quantitative and statistical skills; and the logic of inquiry.

A number of Sociology MA students may wish to obtain the certificate as part of their degree program. The certificate is also useful for students in fields ranging from the social and behavioral sciences to communication and education.

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Two core courses are required:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Statistics or quantitative analysis. Select one of the following:4
STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
DATA ANALYSIS
ADVANCED STATISTICS I 1
SOC 411SOCIAL RESEARCH 24

Elective Courses 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
DATA ANALYSIS
QUALITATIVE METHODS
ETHNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION
URBAN AND COMMUNITY ANALYSIS
RESEARCH ON URBAN CULTURES
VISUAL SOCIOLOGY