|01:202:307||Criminal Justice Research Methods|
|Description:||Underlying research concepts, methodologies, and techniques appropriate for application in the main behavioral environments of justice; application of course content to justice agencies, policies, and programs.|
Professor AGAN: This course provides an introduction to statistics and quantitative reasoning that can be used to answer empirical, policy-relevant questions in the social sciences and specifically within criminal justice. The primary objectives of this course are to build familiarity with the fundamentals of research methods, statistics, and data analysis and develop the skills necessary for describing, analyzing, and presenting quantitative data. This course does not assume any background in research methods, probability, or statistics. At the completion of this course, students will be expected to: have a basic knowledge of statistical methods used for the social sciences; organize and describe data; read and create statistical graphs and charts; understand the concept of and application of statistical inference; conduct statistical analyses; and be able to critically evaluate different research methods.
|Current Syllabus:||Spring 2017 AGAN|
|Previous Syllabi:||Fall 2016 SALERNO
Fall 2013 PIEHL
Spring 2011 MCCANN