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General Catalog 2023-2024

Applied Sociological Research Methods, Certificate of Special Study


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The certificate gives students who are interested in data analysis and research methodology a more comprehensive coverage of research techniques and theories in both qualitative and quantitative areas, and it provides more in-depth training in computer applications for research.

Students who complete the requirements for this certificate will have the ability and skills needed to do social research independently once they graduate and join the workforce. They will also be better prepared to enter graduate schools with these skills and knowledge.

Total (15 units)


The latter two courses (i.e., in “research methods”) serve as the capstone experience of the Certificate in Applied Sociological Research. Each of these two courses is designed to have the student complete the course with a relatively well-developed research paper that could be presented at an undergraduate research conference. The Sociology Club applies each year for ASI Instructionally-Related Activities (IRA) funding to help sponsor sociology students who wish to present their paper at such a conference. Faculty often work with students on an “Independent Study” to assist students in preparation for this culminating experience.

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