CJUS 385 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

3 credits, Fall and Spring

Examines research methods and techniques used within the field of criminal justice. Topics discussed include research design, measurements, sampling, data collection, data analysis, quantitative vs. qualitative methods, research ethics, and application. The course will provide students with the ability to conduct research and the insight to become intelligent consumers of research. Achieving these goals will ensure the ability in both the students' occupational and personal decision making skills in making informed and reasoned choices on the validity and potential utility of research findings.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in any 200-level CJUS course and Math 136 or by permission of the criminal justice department chair