Spring 2019 - CRIM 320 D100
Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
Class Number: 7051
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 17, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
1 778 782-7628
Prerequisites:CRIM 101; one of CRIM 120 or 220. CRIM 320 may be taken concurrently with CRIM 321.
A detailed examination of the quantitative research methods and techniques most frequently used in criminological research. Advantages and shortcomings of each method and the appropriateness of each technique for criminological research. Problems of pure and applied research. Specific issues of interdisciplinary research. Critical evaluation of the quantitative methods used in certain major criminological studies. Quantitative.
Criminology 320 builds on skills developed through Criminology 220 and introductory statistics courses. Students will become familiar with the various quantitative approaches that are used in current criminological research, with an emphasis on analysis and interpretation. Working with an existing data set, students will submit a formal research paper based on the techniques discussed in both lab and lecture. While this is not a course in social statistics per se, students will be expected to apply a variety of statistical techniques, including: Chi Square, t-tests, ANOVA, correlation and regression. Lab periods will be devoted primarily to learning to analyze, interpreting and representing data using SPSS.
- Assignments 30%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 40%
1. Haan, Michael, & Jenny Godley. (2017). An Introduction to Statistics for Canadian Social Scientists, Third Edition. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 9780199020591.
2. Yockey, Ronald D. (2018). SPSS Demystified: A Simple Guide and Reference. Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-1138286283.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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