Undergraduate Courses

MCC-UE 1349 - The Raw Data of Intimate Life

Social research tries to make sense of “raw data,” doubly so in this case as they refer to quantitative information about the sexual, romantic and religious lives of young people.  This seminar seeks to teach students the basics of quantitative social research, a particular kind of sense-making that both makes and manipulates the data.  This seminar will consider both the generation and testing of hypotheses using survey data on intimate life recently collected by the instructor through social network sites and the blogosphere in the United States and Muslim-majority countries in the Near East.