Criminal Justice-COAS | The Nature of Inquiry
P290 | 2912 | 0001 Sandys
P290 is an introductory course in research methods. The course is
designed to introduce you to research design, various research
methods (including experimentation, survey research, and field
research), and basic data analysis. Particular attention is paid to
the advantages and limitations of different research designs. In an
attempt to increase the relevance and the likelihood that you will
understand the substance of the course, a hands-on format has been
adopted. In particular, there will be regular lectures on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, but most of the Friday discussion classes will be
devoted to completing exercises that require students to apply the
substance of the lectures: students will write, administer and
analyze their own surveys.
Readings: to be announced
Requirements: Grades will be based on three exams as well as
completion of exercises in discussion classes.
Class Meeting: Two 50-minute lectures (MW, 9:05-9:55)and one 50-
section each week.
Course Will Satisfy: CJUS core requirement
Instructor: Professor Marla Sandys, criminal justice department