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Lecture

School

University of GuelphDepartment

Sociology and AnthropologyCourse Code

SOAN 2120Professor

David WaltersThis

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Research methods

- qualitative

o interviews and research

- quantitative

o applied statistics

Topics

- overview of the methodologies (theory and research)

- ethics in research

- NVIVO – it’s a software

- Introduction to statistics (measures of central tendency and distributions)

o Measures of dispersion (inferential stats)

o Hypothesis testing

- All of the above is on the midterm

- Field research and other forms of qualitative inquiry

- Writing a research report

- Experimental versus survey research

- Qualitative and quantitative sampling

- Schedule is tentative **

Class Evaluation

Midterm test 1 – 25% October 11th, 2012 (multiple choice, all exams are m/c)

-textbooks and lecture

Midterm test 2 – 25% November 8th, 2012 (multiple choice) (from the end of the

first mid to the second)

Assignment – 20% (last day of the class)

Final Exam - 40% - December 12 – 230-430 – all m/c – it’s cumulative – mostly the

second part of the term

How difficult will this course be?

- some math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

- tests will be multiple choice – formulas will be provided

- statistical notation

- final assignment (computer) (statistical software program will be used)

Computer Software

- NVIVO

- SPSS

o Computing services $50 Mac-PC

- Dropdown windows interface

Class Supplements

Brad Seward (bseward@uoguelph.ca)

Leanna Ireland (irelandl@uogeulph.ca)

Stephanie Mutch (smutch@uoguelph.ca)

Rachel Schumann (rschuman@uoguelph.ca)

Course textbook: Neuman, Lawrence W. (2011) Basics of Social Research Methods:

Qualititative and Quantitative Approach

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