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Selected Topics in Methodology: Concepts, Measurement, and Data Collection

Level
Semester
Fall 2022
Instructor(s)
Section
1
Number
239
CCN
24398
Times
Tues 2-4pm
Location
SOCS791
Course Description

This seminar explores the methodology of concept formation, observation and measurement. Central topics include the relationship between concepts and theory, alternative approaches to understanding the meaning of concepts, the challenge of operationalizing concepts and alternative qualitative and quantitative perspectives on measurement. The course also will explore strategies for data collection and fieldwork, as they relate to concept formation and measurement.