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Sep 18th 2017

Explore the value of ethical thinking for research, using an ethical appraisal framework to develop and evaluate studies.

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Sep 11th 2017

This course seeks to turn learners into informed consumers of social science research. It introduces concepts, standards, and principles of social science research to the interested non-expert. Learners who complete the course will be able to assess evidence and critically evaluate claims about important social phenomena.

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Jul 25th 2017

Learn about macro social work and how to have large scale impact on entire communities and systems of care. In this social science course we will discuss various methods, strategies and skills within macro social work practice, used to help identify and address needs on a larger scale. You will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of community organizing, management, and policy advocacy, and learn about the various roles social workers play within these areas.

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Jul 10th 2017

Explore the causes of limited transparency in social science research, and tools to make your own work more open and reproducible. Demand is growing for evidence-based policy making, but there is growing recognition in the social science community that limited transparency and openness in research have contributed to widespread problems.

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Jun 26th 2017

This course is intended as a first step for learners who seek to become producers of social science research. It is organized as an introduction to the design and execution of a research study. It introduces the key elements of a proposal for a research study, and explains the role of each. It reviews the major types of qualitative and quantitative data used in social science research, and then introduces some of the most important sources of existing data available freely or by application, worldwide and for China.

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Mar 9th 2017

Pas besoin d’être matheux pour être confronté, au quotidien, à une profusion de chiffres et de données statistiques. Dans les médias, sur les réseaux sociaux ou même dans les conversations ordinaires, il est courant d’argumenter, chiffres à l’appui. Pourtant, sommes-nous sûrs de savoir d’où viennent et comment ont été produites ces fameuses « données chiffrées » qui semblent faire autorité, ou qui animent tout au moins le débat ? Ce cours en ligne propose d’abord de revenir sur les raisons qui ont poussé les premiers chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales à introduire les données statistiques dans leurs raisonnements, stabilisant des méthodes d’investigation de l’opinion et des pratiques qui se sont par la suite vulgarisées dans l’espace social.

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Feb 8th 2016

Learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data with this introductory course on quantitative social science.

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Jun 24th 2015

The United States criminal justice system is typically an accurate and efficient system—although, as a human creation, it is not perfect. This course will employ a social scientific perspective to understand why innocent people are sometimes convicted of crimes they did not commit. In this course we will discuss wrongful convictions, their causes, and their solutions.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)