CRJ 280: Introduction to Basic Research in Criminology

Class Program
Credits 3

This course provides an introduction to basic research methods including the conceptualization of a research theory or problem, literature review, and the collection and analysis of data to reach a conclusion. While research methods can be applied to any discipline, this course focuses on the study of empirical research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This course will concentrate on the basic logic, terminology, and concepts in research methodology as well as the "doing" and implementation of research - data collection, analysis techniques, and an introduction to statistical applications.