The Certificate in Social Research familiarizes students with the choices they can make in designing social science research and to help them select the research tools that are right for the types of questions they are asking. The four-course program provides knowledge of current research designs, methods, and practices; quantitative and statistical skills; and the logic of inquiry.
A number of Sociology MA students may wish to obtain the certificate as part of their degree program. The certificate is also useful for students in fields ranging from the social and behavioral sciences to communication and education.
Two core courses are required:
- A statistics or quantitative analysis class. This requirement is met by taking at least one of the following courses:
- SOC 411 SOCIAL RESEARCH (This class also includes the requirement of obtaining an online certificate in the protection of human subjects - currently offered through the DePaul Institutional Review Board [IRB] and Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative [CITI].)
* Students will be placed in the appropriate quantitative/statistics class on the basis of their graduate and undergraduate work.)
Choose two courses from the following: