Social Science Research Methods Certificates

Graduate Certificate Undergraduate Certificate

The Institute for Social Science Research offers two certificates in social science methods, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. Students enrolled in any degree program at ASU may apply for these certificates.

Advanced training in social research methods gives students the skills they need in today’s world, wherever they are working—academic and non-academic jobs.

Graduate Certificate

This certificate, offered through the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at ASU, is open to graduate students across ASU. The graduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods prepares students and professionals 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, geospatial). Data acquisition skills may include the downloading and managing of information from online sources or the primary collection of data in surveys or in direct observation. A key feature of this program is a focus on data analysis, so students and professionals will be able to analyze and interpret any data that they collect. All students in this program will demonstrate skills in statistical analysis plus skills in selection of methods related to their interests.

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Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate program 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 that students will be able to analyze any data they collect. All students in this program will demonstrate skills in statistical analysis plus skills in a selection of methods related to their interests.

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