S655: Experimental Methods
This class provides an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of designing and conducting experimental research in sociology. The course will focus on practical issues in the design of laboratory and non-laboratory experiments. The course will also address motivations for conducting experimental research, the relationship between theory, experiments, and the "real world," the ethics of experiments, and writing up experiments for publication.
Instructor: Stephen Benard - email@example.com
Algebra Required?: None
Calculus Required?: None
Day(s) per week offered: Generally once per week, 2 hours.
Substantive Orientation: Sociology, political science, psychology. Past students have also come from HPER, SPEA, Journalism
Statistical Orientation: Experimental
Books used: Variety of articles and chapters.
Applied/Theoretical: Mix of theory and application
Software Used: NONE
How the software is used: N/A
Problem Sets: Weekly response papers
Data Analysis: None
Presentations: Final paper proposal, mid semester pre-proposal assignment
Keywords: Experiment, experimental methods