CRIMLJUS 3900 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
|Course Number:||CRIMLJUS 3900|
|Course Name:||Research Methods in Criminal Justice|
|Course Description:||An introduction to research methods in criminal justice and criminology, with applications to both pure and applied research. The course provides a basic conceptual framework for understanding and interpreting criminal justice research as well as designing, conducting, and evaluating research projects.|
|Prerequisites:||CRIMLJUS 2130 and CRIMLJUS 2230 with a "C" or better in each, MATH 1830, and junior standing or consent of the instructor|
- Describe the various methods of conducting empirical research.
- Define key research terms and concepts.
- Be critical consumers of research.
- Identify the steps in the research process.
- Develop research questions and hypotheses.
- Find and summarize literature and statistics relevant to a particular research question.
- Operationalize a research question.
- Demonstrate basic analytical logic given appropriate summary data.
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