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Social and Behavioral Science Research
This micro-credential is designed to give students and those working in the social and social sciences a thorough background in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students will be able to understand and interpret existing research relevant to their field as well as understand the basics of designing and conducting their own research and also acquire a working knowledge of IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Earners must successful complete all three courses.
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SBS 3063 Social & Behavioral Statistics - an introductory course that will focus on both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, sampling distributions, the normal distribution, z-scores, correlation, regression, hypotheses testing, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi-square tests. SPSS software will be utilized for all statistical analyses. Prerequisite: Math 1503 or Math 1513.
SBS 3113 Qualitative Research Methods - an examination of various qualitative research methods employed in the social sciences. Students will learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of methods, and how to utilize one or more methods appropriate to the degree option they have selected. Prerequisite: SBS 3013
SBS 3213 Quantitative Research Methods - an examination of the various quantitative research methods utilized in the social sciences, with an emphasis on the logic of the research, conceptualization of problems, and the application of the methods. This course will specifically focus on experimental design, survey construction and analysis, and application of statistics. Prerequisite: SBS 3013