Research Methods Duration: 40 hours (5 days)
Posted on 14 Jun, 2015

Course Description The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of different research methods commonly used in social and environmental research. Broad topics include: (a) Archival Research; (b) Ethnographic Research; (c) Survey Research; and (d) Environmental/Spatial Research. Under each method, specific topics include: social science as science; theory and research; question formulation and research design; measurement issues; methods and techniques of data collection, instrument design, data analysis, and report writing. Ethics in social research will also be discussed.