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Techniques of Social Research Sociology 403/603 The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Instructor: Class Meetings: Classroom: Lab: Office Hours: Office: Phone: Email: Graduate Instructor: Office Hours: Office: Email: Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction and training in sociological research methods. During the semester we will broadly cover various dimensions of social research: research design, conceptualization and measurement, survey research, secondary data analysis, content analysis, interviewing, ethnographic research, and social experiments. We will also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various research designs and their application to various types of research questions. The main objectives of this course are twofold: (1) To provide students with an opportunity to develop the critical thinking and inquiry skills needed to design and conduct social research. (2) To help students become more informed consumers and communicators of sociologica...