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Research Methods & Data Analysis Major

What is Research Methods and Data Analysis?

Research Methods and Data Analysis involves learning to sample, collect, measure, and analyze sociological information. Students will learn the different types of research methodologies and how to apply and interpret data. Research and data analysis is used in a variety of industries, making this major highly marketable.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Sociology - Research Methods and Data Analysis program?

Students in this field are able to work in a variety of settings anywhere there is a need for data collection and analysis - from hospitals, to census bureaus, to insurance agencies and more. Students are prepared for careers as:

  • Research Assistants/Interviewers
  • Claims Investigators
  • Data Analysts
  • Quality Improvement Managers
  • Research Project Managers
  • Data Collection/Entry and Report Writers

What makes Walsh's Research Methods and Data Analysis Program unique?

Students benefit from a liberal arts core curriculum, interactive learning environment and small classes with substantial student-professor contact. Service learning is also a critical component of education. Students partner with numerous organizations throughout the region where they work side by side with those in needs to solve problems and tackle important issues affecting our society.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take for Walsh University's Research Degrees?

In addition to the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences core Sociology courses, major-related courses include:

  • Social Problems
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Data Analysis and Management

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available in the Research Methods and Data Analysis Program?

For their Senior capstone project, Data Analysis and Research majors do research applied to authentic settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, census bureaus, school districts, board of elections. This provides direct experience to hone their skills and prepare them for their future career.

Whom can I contact for more information about Research Degrees?

Dr. Penny Bove, Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
(330) 490-7257
pbove@walsh.edu