2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

CJBA 340 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

3 hours 

This course applies statistical and theoretical knowledge acquired in previous courses to the design and implementation of original empirical research in criminal justice. Special attention is paid to data collection, levels of measurement, sampling, threats to validity and reliability, and ethical issues and challenges faced by researchers in the field of criminal justice. Students in this course will select a research question in criminal justice and subsequently proceed through the various steps required to design empirical research to answer that question.




ENG 201, CJBA 111, and CJBA 241