Social Science Research Methods (Certificate)

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The certificate program in social science research methods prepares students to acquire, manage and analyze a broad range of data on human thought and human behavior. Data can be qualitative (e.g., text, images, sound) or quantitative (e.g., direct observation, surveys, GIS). Data acquisition skills may include the downloading and managing of information from online sources or the primary collection of data in surveys or by direct observation. A key feature of this program is a focus on data analysis so students are able to analyze any data they collect. All students in this program demonstrate skills in statistical analysis plus skills in a selection of methods related to their interests.

Program Offered

Social Science Research Methods (Certificate)

Offered by
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

Any student at ASU, at any school, in any major, can apply to the Undergraduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods. Please see the advisor assigned to you (in your major) to sign up for the certificate.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

Students must complete 18 credit hours. A minimum of a "C" grade (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) is required.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
STP 452: Multivariate Statistics or an equivalent course approved by academic advisor (3)
Electives (Choose four) -- 12 credit hours
Required Capstone Course -- 3 credit hours
ASB 499: Individualized Instruction or an equivalent capstone course approved by academic advisor (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

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