Research Design

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Course No: CRIM.5910-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13837

Course Description

Research design is a graduate-level introduction to methodology as used in criminology/criminal justice. The course surveys the research design enterprise and covers a host of issues on the measurement and collection of data, and other procedures that influence whether a research study will lead the investigator to scientifically rigorous information. This course explains various strategies for devising social science studies, compares the relative benefits of various designs, and identifies the tools necessary to conduct studies that will yield data worthy of analysis and interpretation. This material will be valuable for students who will conduct research and administrators who must evaluate the research of others.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: CSCE Graduate Restrictions
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes:
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Kareem Jordan
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Dec 03
  • Chat Hours: Thu 6-7pm*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1710
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: M.A. in Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention Certificate, M.A. in Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration, M.S. in Security Studies: Cyber Security Concentration, M.A. in Security Studies: Industrial and Economic Security, M.S. in Security Studies: Critical Infrastructure Protection Concentration, M.A. in Security Studies: International Security Concentration

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