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BSOC 1575A - Research Design and Methods in Sociology and Political Science (MAJOR SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course is meant to provide a first general approach to enunciating and solving problems in sociology and political science. It will discuss the way in which to frame a problem, ask a good research questions and how to look for answers. This will call for some elements of the theory of science, as well as understanding the importance of theory and causality. A second block will deal with the issue of measurement in responding to problems. It will demonstrate how to develop and how to interpret indicators. Thereby, we will pay attention to levels of measurement and provide examples from opinion surveys, questionnaires and textmining. The third and largest block will provide an introduction into the interpretation and analysis of data. It will introduce to descriptive statistics, graphs, correlation and simple and multiple regression.


  • CHIRIBOGA, Andrés E. (Doctorant)
  • GODECHOT, Olivier (Chargé de recherche CNRS)
  • GROSSMAN, Emiliano (Associate professor)