Date: Nov 12, 2021
Location: Other, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 2891
Position Title: OL/CC/HS233 OC3 – Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Term: Winter 2022 (January 4 – April 25, 2022)
Hours per week/Hours Total: N/A
Anticipated Class Size: 140
Additional Course Requirements: None
Building on BF290, this course provides an introduction to social science research methodologies that is designed to enable students to read, understand, and critically evaluate social science research as well as to prepare students for more specialized courses in qualitative and quantitative research. Students will learn the philosophical (i.e., ontological and epistemological) basis for quantitative, qualitative, deductive and inductive research, how to frame research questions, operationalize concepts, and design studies suitable to quantitative and qualitative research and the limitations and advantages of various research designs (e.g., cross-sectional, experimental, case studies, ethnographies). The relationship between theoretical concepts, constructs and variables will be examined. Students will be introduced to current issues regarding research ethics. For quantitative research, students will become familiar with different forms of data collection and the following concepts: levels of measurement, the central limit theorem, measures of central tendency and variance, hypothesis testing, the standard error and probability sampling. For qualitative research, students will become familiar with different forms of data collection (e.g., observations, interviews, textual analysis) and basic strategies to categorize and code qualitative material.
(Cross-listed as OL233, CC233 and HS233).
**This course has multiple sections and a common course outline. This course will be coordinated. All instructors will be required to follow a proposed course outline.
Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree
Qualifications – Other: A background in interdisciplinary study and/or research is an asset, as is prior teaching experience. Prior experience teaching online courses is preferred.
Qualifications – Please note: Teaching experience limited to serving as a Teaching Assistant or to delivering guest lectures will not be considered. In addition, applicants whose education qualifications are limited to the context of elementary and/or secondary schools will not be considered.
Salary: Online Learning Stipend $5,184.00 (Plus stipend of an additional $65 per student for each student in excess of 25. The number of students per course shall be based on the University’s official count date.)
Application Deadline: November 26, 2021
Submit with Application: Required for All Applicants
- CV (required)
- Cover Letter – In their cover letter, candidates should include a clear and complete statement of pedagogical/teaching goals, objectives, and catalysts for engaging in leadership education at the post-secondary level. In addition, candidates should be able to explain how their work and academic experience enhances their ability to teach the course for which they have applied.
- Names and Contact Information for Referees
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Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.
Applications may be addressed to:
Dr. Rosemary A. McGowan
Leadership Program Coordinator
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
c/o Judy Jakusz
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Posted on: November 12, 2021
Posting ends: November 26, 2021
For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3
Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
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