Los Angeles Labor and Social Science Research Principles, Methods, and Practices
Description: (Formerly numbered Labor and Workplace Studies 181.) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to basic social science research methods. Through combination of lectures, key readings, and participation in hands-on research project, students develop understanding of critical debates regarding role of research in socioeconomic context that impacts workers and their organizations and communities at large. Introduction to several research method techniques that are highly effective in producing sound and rigorous studies about and for labor movement, including important data that can be used for policy analysis and political action. Special emphasis given to understanding research that has supported different labor movements. P/NP or letter grading.
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