This course familiarizes students with the process of doing research in the Social Science setting – it examines theoretical and practical issues. Students are involved in doing research with an emphasis on the following activities: approaches to research and methodology design, formulating a research topic/question; surveying and reviewing literature; conceptualizing a research proposal, including theoretical background, hypothesis, and statements of empirical research; collecting data using a variety of instruments (such as participation observation, questionnaire interview, archival research, and indirect method); evaluating research and policy implications; processing and analyzing data including descriptive and inferential statistics; and presenting and disseminating of research findings.