Discovering Education and Human Development I: How Social Scientists Learn from Data


How does what happens in families, schools and communities shape individuals and the world around them? How can we learn what really matters? Course explores variety of ways in which various methods of social sciences can and cannot give answers to these basic questions and how practitioners wrestle with ethical implications of their work. Main focus is on thinking critically about claims made by researchers. Prominent Duke faculty from various social science disciplines who are open to involving students in their work will participate. Social Science Research Institute, including Bass community in Education and Human Development, will support students in explorations of research topics.


Reserved for First Year and Sophomore Students

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ECON 298D
  • EDUC 298D
  • PSY 242D
Typically Offered