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Learn about courses, in a wide range of fields at a variety of institutions, where principles and resources from Project TIER have been used to teach transparent research methods.

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Research Integrity and Responsible Scholarship

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
sociology library graduate
S_RIRS 600, Summer 2021
Instructor: René Bekkers

The course provides a safe space to discuss research integrity dilemmas and violations, ethics revi…

Research Integrity and Responsible Scholarship

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

S_RIRS 600, Summer 2021
Instructor: René Bekkers

The course provides a safe space to discuss research integrity dilemmas and violations, ethics review guidelines in faculty, national and European laws and regulations. Students will explore the terrain of scientific integrity and research quality, and discuss violations of integrity, sloppy science and questionable research practices. Students will learn about proper data collection and storage; handling and analysis of data; reliable and verifiable research practices, open science, impartiality, independence and norms on co-authorship. Students will discuss standards of good practice in interaction with societal stakeholders.

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Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Willamette University
sociology undergraduate SAS
Sociology 401, Spring 2017
Instructor: Michael Niño

In this course students will apply theory and methodological skills learned in previous course work…

Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Willamette University

Sociology 401, Spring 2017
Instructor: Michael Niño

In this course students will apply theory and methodological skills learned in previous course work to their own original quantitative research project. The objective of this course is to train sociology majors to plan and carryout research using: systematic procedures; quantitative data collection methods, strategies, and instruments used in the social sciences (and sociology, in particular); and quantitative data analysis and modeling techniques. Students will learn the core elements of the research process: the scientific method; variables, relationships, and hypotheses; definition and measurement of variables; data validity and reliability; determination of where data will come from (sampling); and issues related to ethics, perspectives, and strategic approaches to social science research, among others. The course will start with a recap of fundamental elements of quantitative methods. Students will then review contemporary sociological research to gain a better understanding of the structure of empirical papers and the art of writing. The course will then shift to an overview of various techniques for analyzing and interpreting quantitative data, and data management using SAS. This course is designed to fulfill the Willamette University writing-centered course designation. Toward this end, students will engage in regular writing, peer-review, and revising exercises.

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