Social Science Research Methods

Social Science Research Methods, Certificate

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Social Science Research Methods, Certificate

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Qualitative, Quantitative Reasoning, Transdisciplinary, method, statistics

Interested in studying the evolving reaches of human behavior through data? Looking for a leg-up in a career that requires critical analysis of information? This program teaches you to leverage qualitative evidence in the world around you and to teach the quantitative skill sets that create and confirm data theories.

Description

The certificate program in social science research methods prepares students to acquire, manage and analyze a broad range of data on human thought and human behavior. Data can be qualitative (e.g., text, images, sound) or quantitative (e.g., direct observation, surveys, GIS). Data acquisition skills may include the downloading and managing of information from online sources or the primary collection of data in surveys or by direct observation. A key feature of this program is a focus on data analysis so students are able to analyze any data they collect. All students in this program demonstrate skills in statistical analysis plus skills in a selection of methods related to their interests.

At a Glance
Program Requirements

Students must complete 18 credit hours. A minimum of a "C" grade (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) is required.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
STP 452: Multivariate Statistics or an equivalent course approved by academic advisor (3)
Electives (Choose four) -- 12 credit hours
Required Capstone Course -- 3 credit hours
ASB 499: Individualized Instruction or an equivalent capstone course approved by academic advisor (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment Requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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