Catalogue Description > Classical experimental research design and alternative designs for nonexperimental research, combined with hands-on experience with a variety of data collection techniques and writing about research. Includes development of a research design as well as exercises in both interview and observation-based techniques • Sprenger Addendum > This course gives students the backstory as to how social science gets made ... and made up. It introduces the practical and theoretical basics of archaeology, archival analysis, demography, ethnography, survey research, and experiments; situates these methods in the history of colonialism, globalization and 20th century law and popular culture; and, perhaps most importantly, explores the possibilities and limits of creating analyses that are real, realist and/or scientific. Students also put into practice four different methodological techniques, observation, questioning, measuring and testing, as well as consider the ethical, social and rhetorical power of these techniques.
- Teacher: Audrey Sprenger