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SOCI 4930/6930

Experimental Research in Sociology
Credit Hours:

1 hours lecture and 5 hours lab per week.

An experimental research methods course emphasizing hands-on experience in the lab. Readings and weekly seminar meetings focus on ethics in human research, sociological theories of social interaction, experimental design, experimental procedures, data interpretation, and scholarly writing. Students will work in collaborative teams to conduct original research in the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction.

This course is part seminar and part practicum format. One hour per week will be spent in lecture/seminar. Students will also spend approximately five hours per week in research related tasks in the lab. In addition to these activities, students will be expected to participate in regular lab meetings, trainings, and research presentations. Students will be expected to spend approximately 12 hours a week in course- related activities, including lectures, discussions, trainings, collecting and processing data, and independent scholarship.

Every Year - Fall.

Permission of department.