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
LCR2003 - Criminological Theory or
ASL2002 - Criminal Justice Systems 2 and
LCR3001 - Contemporary Issues in Criminology
|1.||Critique the principles and assumptions that underpin different forms of research design and methodology;|
|2.||Apply and evaluate ethical issues for criminological research;|
|3.||Apply and evaluate advanced research methods skills including design, analysis and presentation|
|4.||Postulate appropriate research questions and justify techniques used in relation to criminological issues, and|
|5.||Carry out a systematic research proposal on a set topic.|
|Test||Timed, take home quiz||10%|
|Annotated Bibliography||Annotated bibliography||30%|
|Report||Group research proposal||40%|
|Test||In class test||20%|
Research Methods for Criminal Justice
Dantzker, M (2018)
Jones & Bartlet, USA
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