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Research Methods

How do we learn about our social world? How do we know if our ideas about the world are true? How do we find answers to new and important questions about our social world? Research is a central component to understanding important issues related to the study of work and labour. In this course students will learn the basic tools and strategies necessary to become a researcher. They will learn what methods are necessary to answer different questions and how to design their own research projects, including how to collect and analyze data. In this course students will also learn essential critical skills to assess the research of others. This course is a useful and practical course that helps students prepare for Level IV thesis or field work.

LABRST 3H03

Research Methods

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

How do we learn about our social world? How do we know if our ideas about the world are true? How do we find answers to new and important questions about our social world? Research is a central component to understanding important issues related to the study of work and labour. In this course students will learn the basic tools and strategies necessary to become a researcher. They will learn what methods are necessary to answer different questions and how to design their own research projects, including how to collect and analyze data. In this course students will also learn essential critical skills to assess the research of others. This course is a useful and practical course that helps students prepare for Level IV thesis or field work.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or IV of an Honours Labour Studies program. Antirequisite(s): LABRST 4A06 A/B