The aim of this unit is to provide basic social science research skills and methods and an opportunity to think more deeply about a contemporary issue related to criminology, examine the relevant literature and engage in a systematic and evidence-based investigation of that issue. Students in small teams will plan to undertake a empirical research project in an area of interest a with due consideration of ethical issues. In this unit, student teams will develop a project plan and report on the process. In LCR3902 Research Project, student teams will undertake the study and report on the findings
Students must have completed ten units.
|1.||Articulate the scope of scientific knowledge and the strengths, weaknesses and application of the major research paradigms in criminology|
|2.||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical issues in research|
|3.||Demonstrate knowledge of key research strategies and methods of data collection and analysis|
|4.||Select appropriate research designs and research methods to address hypothetical and real world problems|
|5.||Describe techniques of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and fundamental statistical techniques|
|Assignment||Identification of an issue for empirical research||30%|
|Presentation||Presentation of draft research proposal||20%|
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