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SOAN 2120 Lecture Notes - Nvivo, Qualitative Inquiry, List Of Statistical Packages


Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course Code
SOAN 2120
Professor
David Walters

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September 6, 2012
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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