CRC19: Courses

SOC 302 Introduction to Social Research Methods

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: SOC 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) or ESLW 340 and STAT 300 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course examines theoretical and ethical principles in social science research with an applied emphasis on research design, utilization of qualitative and quantitative techniques, data coding, data cleaning and organization, descriptive and inferential analysis, and the writing of research reports. Students will be introduced to the application of statistical software for quantitative areas of course work.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: Develop the ability to analyze and apply scientific research methods from a sociological perspective.