MSCR 694 Research Analysis and Application

Discover how to validate your thinking on criminology issues.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Criminologists rely on research to answer questions, make predictions and initiate prevention and rehabilitation policies. In MSCR 694 Research Analysis and Application, you’ll examine the social science research methods employed in the field of criminology. You’ll also use this information to prepare for your upcoming capstone research proposal.

Throughout the course, you will engage in a variety of assessment methods to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 694

This course incorporates diagnostic and analytical tools, research design and evaluation methods for the purpose of developing a research proposal. You’ll review empirical research methodology and demonstrate your knowledge by designing an appropriate statistical analysis/evaluation methodology appropriate to the field of criminology. To complete the course, you’ll present your capstone proposal to fellow classmates and your instructor.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The Scientific Research Process in Criminology
  • Identifying, Understanding, Developing and Applying Research in Criminology
  • Ethical Issues in Criminology Research Designs, Procedures and Applications
  • Defining the Purpose, Differentiating Types and Selecting Designs Appropriate for Answering Specific Questions in Criminology
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Purpose, Design, Data Analysis and Application
  • Measurement, Sampling and Surveys
  • Proposal Presentations

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 694, you will be able to:

  • Define key concepts of the scientific process and explain how these concepts apply in empirical criminology research.
  • Use critical and innovative thinking skills to review research and critique the logic/approach of the research within the field of criminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of empirical research methodology in criminology research.
  • Design appropriate statistical analysis/evaluation methodology appropriate to the field of criminology.
  • Construct an empirical research proposal applying course materials.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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