|Undergraduate Course Details|
|Title||Criminal Justice Research I: Research Methods|
|Prerequisites||W-I course and W-II course|
This course will outline the research process and will utilize criminological studies to illustrate research methods. The following will be examined: problem formulation involving topic selection, literature review, definition and operationalization of concepts, and construction of hypotheses; design of research strategy including examination of descriptive, exploratory, experimental, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies; data collection techniques; data management and analysis; and presentation of findings. The integration and application of theory, research and policy will be discussed. This is a W-III writing intensive course. Three lecture hours per week. CRJ major requirement.