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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.
Social Science Research Methods (Certificate)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
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.
An undergraduate certificate is a programmatic or linked series of courses from a single field or one that crosses disciplinary boundaries and may be free-standing or affiliated with a degree program. The certificate provides a structured and focused set of courses that can be used to enhance a student's baccalaureate experience or professional development.
Click HERE for a sample of coursesAll students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Admission to the certificate is open to any major and postbaccalaureate students are also welcome to apply. All students must meet university admission requirements.