Criminal Justice-coas | Techniques of Data Analysis
K300 | 1408 | Kroovand


This is an introductory course in data analysis.  Our emphasis will be on
the application of quantitative methods to the study of crime and criminal
justice. The main objective of the course
is to prepare you to objectively evaluate and use quantitative research in
crime and criminal justice.  In addition, we will introduce you to data
analysis with SPSS, a popular computer
program.
This course will be organized around two weekly lectures and a weekly
discussion section which will meet in a computer lab.  At each lecture I
will discuss the assigned readings.  During the
discussion sections, students will complete computer assignments that
further illustrate the week's topic.
Readings: David Weisburd. Statistics in Criminal Justice,
West/Wadsworth Publishing Company 1998.
Prerequisites: CJUS P290 and MAT 014
Requirements:  Weekly homework assignments which include
both                data analysis problems and computer exercises .
There are three tests and a final exam.
Class Meeting: Two 50-minute lectures and one 50-minute
discussion section each week (TR, 12:20-1:10P,                  CH 0
Course Will Satisfy:     CJUS core requirement
Instructor:    Natalie Kroovand, Criminal Justice Department