Indiana University Bloomington

Sociology S655
Experimental Methods

Contact: (sbenard@indiana.edu) 10/29/12
Capacity: 20
Pre-Requisites: None
Algebra Required: None
Calculus Required: None
Contact Person for Authorization: Department permission required for graduate students outside of sociology.
Instructor: Stephen Benard
Days Per Week Offered: Generally once per week, 2 hours.
Syllabus: No Syllabus Avaliable
Keywords: Experiment, experimental methods
Description: 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.
Books: Variety of articles and chapters.
Substantive Orientation: Sociology, political science, psychology. Past students have also come from HPER, SPEA, Journalism
Statistical Orientation: Experimental
Applied/Theoretical: Mix of theory and application
Software: None
How Software is Used: N/A
Problem Sets: Weekly response papers
Data Analysis: None
Presentation: Final paper proposal, mid semester pre-proposal assignment
Exams: None
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