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CRJ 315 Research Perspectives in Criminal Justice

Course Description: The course will help students to develop an understanding of research methods and will deal with such issues as: how to conduct research, theory development; causation and validity; concepts, operationalization, and measurement; experimental and quasi-experimental designs; data collection and sampling; questionnaire construction; and how to interpret data. Although, it will not be of central focus to this course, statistical strategies such as descriptive and inferential statistics (tests of statistical significance, etc.) will be presented and be essential to an understanding of the research process.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.


3 credits


CRJ 150 Minimum Grade of D