Prof. Jesper B. Sorensen
Prof. Lotte Bailyn
This course is designed to lay the foundations of good empirical research in the social sciences. It does not deal with specific techniques per se, but rather with the assumptions and the logic underlying social research. Students become acquainted with a variety of approaches to research design, and are helped to develop their own research projects and to evaluate the products of empirical research.
Sorensen, Jesper, and Lotte Bailyn. 15.347 Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods I, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-347-doctoral-seminar-in-research-methods-i-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA