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Research Methods - SSC 33-01: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Research Methods
  • Social Sciences
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research question
  • Theory
  • Concept
  • Hypothesis
  • Data
  • Data Sources
  • Data analysis
  • Variables
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Bibliographic Research
  • Direct Observation
  • Academic Journals
  • Monographs
  • Case studies
  • Official documents
  • Media reports
  • Census Results
  • Survey
  • Questionnaire
  • Interviews
  • Archival Research
  • Hard Data
  • Soft Data
  • Focus Group
  • Web Sources



"The course is designed to incorporate both theory and practical research methods in the Social Sciences. The course introduces students to the scientific method by discussing the role of theories, concepts, hypotheses, variables and data. Students learn how to construct a research question, how to determine and measure variables, and how to collect and appraise different types of data from a variety of sources.  Qualitative methods are given special emphasis as quantitative methods are covered in the Social Statistics course (SSC 2401). The course requires students execute a number of practical in-class and take-home exercises."

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

Class H - Social Sciences

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • H1-99 Social Sciences (General)

Subject Guide

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Hajar Matlaoui
Mohammed VI Library
Al Akhawayn University