Spring 2008

Social Research

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-16


Jerome L. Himmelstein (Section 01)


This course introduces students to the range of methods with which sociologists and anthropologists work as they endeavor to create systematic understandings of social action. The strengths and weaknesses of these methods will be explored. Students will be expected to carry out a small scale research project or work with data already available from survey and census materials. Emphasis will be more on general procedures and epistemological issues than on narrowly defined techniques and statistical proofs. Requisite: Anthropology/Sociology 10. Second semester. Professor Himmelstein.