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JM 602 - Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation

(3 units)
Review major method designs and statistical techniques, with a focus on applications suitable for justice management policy development and evaluation research.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of how abstract research ideas and theories can be turned into concrete quantitative and qualitative measurable variables.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the various constraints and ethical issues applied researchers have in the justice system.
3. Students will be able to describe the various research designs used in the field and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each of these designs.
4. Students will be able to formulate a research question, operationalize variables, and think about ways to analyze it.
5. Students will be able to critique and assess the quality (validity and reliability) of social science research.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of basic statistical analysis and writing skills needed to interpret, summarize, critique, and report data.
7. Students will be able to develop a professional project proposal suitable for use as a basis for a research project in justice management and/or that can be submitted to a funding agency.


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