SOC200 The Logic of Social Inquiry Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2015


About This Course

This course reviews the basic issues that concern all types of data collection methods used by social scientists to test theory. Key topics include selection, sampling, and measurement. The course explores how error affects the data gathered in experiments and non-experimental studies, and in qualitative and quantitative research. The course emphasizes critical thinking about the empirical research presented in everyday life, as well as preparation for more advanced research courses. Enrolment is restricted to sociology majors and specialists.