Social Research Methodologies focuses on the understanding and application of the social science research methods commonly used in the public and private sectors.
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Program type: Certificate*
Degree options related to Social Research Methodologies:
- Psychology ― BA or BSc major, Any degree, minor
- Cognitive Science ― BSc major
- Sociology ― BA major; Any degree, minor
The Certificate in Social Research Methodologies at Mount Allison provides you with theoretical knowledge, as well as practical experience in doing social research ― through the conducting of surveys, data analysis, introductory statistical procedures, content analysis, case studies, and other techniques.
Courses in this certificate include:
- Research Design and Analysis
- Quantitative and Qualitative Sociological Research Methods
Additional interdisciplinary courses can be chosen based on your interests and career goals. You can choose from courses like:
- Research Methods in Business
- Research Methods in Human Geography and Environment
- Feminist Research Methods
- Community-Based Participatory Research Methods
- Observational Data Analysis
- Psychological Measurement and Individual Differences
- Applied Social Research
- Survey Research Methods
Find specific details in the academic calendar – Certificate in Social Research Methodologies.
*Open to Mount Allison students in any program of study, certificates consist of a selection of courses worth 18 credits (6 courses) that are thematic in nature, comprised of available courses related to a theme. Certificates are taken during your Mount Allison degree, and must be combined with a major/degree program.
Skills in social research methods are highly transferable and marketable. Graduates with these skills are increasingly sought by employers across all sectors ― academia, government, not-for profit, and business.
Dr. Jennifer Tomes
Associate professor, psychology
Specializes in cognitive psychology with a special focus on human memory, recipient of the Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award