Methods of Sociological Research
Delivered at: School of Public Administration
When: 3, 4 module
Instructors: Tamara G. Nezhina (delivers lectures, conducts seminars, checks works and administers exams)
The goals of the discipline “The Instruments of sociological research” are to form knowledge and skills for empirical research, to develop analytical and research competences to inform managerial decision-making process. These competences will enable future public managers to incorporate results of their research into practical change, reinforce or terminate government programs. In the course of this discipline students will receive the following practical knowledge and skills: organization of research work, preparation of research plans, application of various methods and instrument for collection of empirical data, classification and categorization of data for further analysis and synthesis, and organizing the data for evidence-based recommendations. As a result of successful completion of this course students will be able to prepare research plan, to develop instruments for data collection, make professional presentations and write analytical reports.