Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CJBS                                     Course Number: 250                                    
Course Title: Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will present the research process, types of studies, appropriate descriptive statistical techniques and guidelines for formulating research questions and testable hypotheses. It will also review methods of how variables are constructed, how data are collected and analyzed, how to decide on selecting an appropriate population to be studied, sampling methods and sample size, various research designs including experiments, and quasi-experimental for example, surveys, as well as other forms of data collection and existing data bases. Students will also be exposed to qualitative methodologies including ethnography, observation, content-analysis, and interviewing techniques.

Prerequisite: ENG 101, CJBS 101 or CRJ 101, and MAT 108 or MAT 141 or MAT 241 or MAT 242 or STA 250.
Start Date:    06/30/2014                         End Date: