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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Sep 30, 2020
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] [Archived Catalog]

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HUS 4722 - Research Methods in Human Services

This course examines the methods and techniques used for research in the social sciences, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. Students will learn about the scientific method and causation, problem formulation, concepts, variables, hypothesis construction, and issues in measurement and operationalization of variables. Students will master qualitative and quantitative research methods, design, and analysis techniques, including basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will learn about the role of ethics in research, including informed consent, the right to privacy, confidentiality, and fraud. Students will also learn about grants and research proposals. The course stresses active and experiential learning through exercises, projects, and report writing.

Prerequisites: HUS 3105, HUS 4601, HUS 4352, HUS 4560, and HUS 3304, each with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisites: None.
Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Conditions: Course can only be taken in final term.
Degrees Offered: B.S.

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