Course Code: CRIM 4004
Academic Year: 2017-2018
This advanced course is intended for those students planning to acquire knowledge in the criminal justice field. Course topics are designed to introduce students to research methods including research design, sampling procedures, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression analysis. The object is to understand and apply the fundamental laws of scientific inquiry by linking theoretical perspectives to solve related social-justice problems. This course is recommended for anyone who wishes to develop the ability to intelligently evaluate published statistical data and for students conducting literature reviews to analyse various topics that reflect current student research interests. This is a seminar-based course that will focus on producing new scientific knowledge to guide professional practice and policy development. The course will close with oral presentations developed from written proposals to a small group of class members, research supervisors, and faculty.