Criminal Justice-coas | The Nature of Inquiry
P290 | 1466 | 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 and one 50-minute discussion section
each week (TR, 12:20-1:10P, BH 109)

Course Will Satisfy:	CJUS core requirement

Instructor:	Professor Marla Sandys, Criminal Justice Department