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POL314 Research Methodology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course examines the various approaches to social and scientific inquiries. It explains the different methods social scientists utilize in order to construct and verify political theories.   It provides the student with the analytical skills required to design scientific research, construct a theory, implement appropriate research methods, identify a required research sample, conduct research analysis, verify hypotheses, make generalizations, and write a research report.

Co-requisite: ENG202 Advanced Academic English

Prerequisite: POL201 Introduction to Political Science, SOC201 Introduction to Sociology, PSY201 Introduction to Psychology, or SOC301 Introduction to Social Work