CJUS 385 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

3 credits, Fall or Spring (as needed)

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): Any 200-CJUS course with a grade of "C-" or better and Math 140 or by permission of the criminal justice program coordinator