Research Design (PSIR220)
This course is designed to equip students with skills and information necessary to understand and conduct research in social sciences. The basic concepts and issues in research, and widely employed data collection strategies will be covered in some detail. Students are strongly recommended to attend lecture hours since performance in the course is strongly related to attendance. The topics that will be covered in the course are; science and its goals, aims of social research, theory and hypothesis, measurement and variables, the concepts of validity and reliability, sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and report writing.