Spring 2023 - CRIM 320 D100
Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
Class Number: 1999
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 16, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
1 778 782-7761
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Explain the nature and purpose of the quantitative research in the field of criminology.
- Formulate hypotheses based on theoretical constructs to analyze the relationship between variables.
- Recognize and critically evaluate ethical issues and considerations in quantitative criminological and interdisciplinary research and the role of ethics regulation (i.e., institutional research ethics boards) review processes.
- Demonstrate competence in making decisions in quantitative research that impact hypotheses, sampling, reliability, validity and generalizability
- Identify a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques, when and how to apply them, and the general strengths and shortcomings of each (i.e., chi-square, t-test, ANOVA, correlation, and regression).
- Develop and apply necessary critical literacy skills to quantitative research articles.
- Demonstrate how to analyze and interpret quantitative research findings.
- Demonstrated ability to use statistical data analysis software (e.g., SPSS).
- Assignments 30%
- Mid Term Exam 30%
- Final Exam 40%
Andresen, M.A. (2023). Quantitative (spatial) research methods for the social sciences. Kindle Direct Publishing.
Andresen, M.A. (2023). Quantitative (spatial) research methods for the social sciences: A workbook for OpenOffice, PSPP, and R. Kindle Direct Publishing. (will be available by 01 January 2023)
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