Welcome to this research guide for Social Research and Evaluation. The resources here are designed to help you make this class a success.
On this page, find course information and a quick list of resources to get you started.
The following can help you start your research.
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- SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database.
- Sociological Review
Articles on a wide range of sociological topics, short notes on sociological research, and critical comments on articles previously published in the Review.
- Sociology Compass
Fields covered include: Social movements, communication & media, culture, crime & deviance, gender, organizations & work, political sociology, race & ethnicity, science & medicine, social stratification, social psychology & family.
- Cultures of Inquiry byCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780511007316Publication Date:
Cultures of Inquiry provides a unique overview of research methodologies in social science, historical and cultural studies. Describing eight interconnected methodologies that transcend present-day disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, it moves beyond the objectivism/relativism debate in the philosophy and sociology of knowledge by showing how alternative research practices are formed.
- Do It Yourself Social Research, 3rd Edition, byCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781611321081Publication Date:
Do It Yourself Social Research has been a best-selling methodology guide for action research projects and community groups in Australia for almost three decades. Always emphasizing the importance of a spirit of inquiry, it demystifies the research process, covering where to start, how to manage a research project, what methods, techniques and resources to use, and interpretation, analysis and reporting.
Social Sciences at Northwestern
These links will take you to official NWOSU university pages.
- School of Arts & Sciences
The departments within the school offer a total of fifteen majors and twenty minors at the undergraduate level and a master of arts in American studies at the graduate level.
- Department of Social Sciences
The Department of Social Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department consisting of degree programs in criminal justice (law enforcement and corrections), global studies, history, political science, public administration, social science education, and sociology.
- Criminal Justice—Law Enforcement & Corrections
Under the Department of Social Sciences in the School of Arts & Sciences, the Criminal Justice major has two tracks, one focusing on law enforcement and one on corrections.
- History & Global Studies
The History degree program is a generalist program that provides coursework to students wishing to pursue study in American history and European history. The Global Studies degree program was designed to prepare students for exciting careers in global business and government service.
- Political Science & Public Administration
The Department of Social Sciences under the School of Arts & Sciences offers a major in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration, both designed to prepare students for government service.
- Social Science Education
This program is designed to prepare you for a career in secondary education teaching social studies. The coursework prepares you for the subject specific competency exams required for Oklahoma Teacher Certification.
The Sociology major requires the satisfactory completion of forty hours of coursework within the program. The Sociology minor requires completion of twenty hours of coursework within the program.