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PSYC602 - Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC602 Course ID: 4974 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This research methods course provides an in-depth examination of quantitative research methods used in sociology and related social sciences. Students will practice designing quantitative research that collects observational, interview, survey, and other types of data.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Understand the role and importance of research in the scientific process
  2. Translate observations into research questions
  3. Analyze benefits and limitations of choosing a research design
  4. Identify important ethical practices in research
  5. Communicate and interpret research findings
  6. Design data collection measures and recognize the limitations in measurement
  7. Understand the considerations in the application of statistical procedures to test research questions

Please review the Discussions and Assignments tab for details on the course requirements.

Course Textbook: Bhattacherjee, A., University of South Florida. Scholar Commons, & Open Textbook Library. (2012). Social science research: principles, methods, and practices. Retrieved from

Additional readings and reference articles are presented in weekly lessons.

Book Title:Social science research: principles, methods, and practices (Ebook links provided through the classroom and the course eReserve.)
Publication Info:Scholar Commons, & Open Textbook Library
Author:Bhattacherjee, A.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.