BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CRIM-220 - Introduction to Research Methods - 3.00 Credits

CRIM-220 - Introduction to Research Methods - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This introductory course explores qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science research. Students will explore the basics of social scientific research from a social science/criminological perspective. This introductory course will provide students with an overview of the nature of research, models of social scientific research, bridging theory and data, research ethics, sampling, observational methods, obtrusive and unobtrusive research techniques, types of research strategies, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. The first half of each class will be devoted to research method theory and application, the second half of the class will be devoted to how to write a research proposal and report.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 2
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : 2nd year (200 level)
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hrs per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: THEORETICAL & INTELLECTUAL OBJECTIVES (CONTENT-SPECIFIC)

    Upon completion of this course, the student will possess an introductory understanding of:

  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Quantitative Research Methodologies
  • Research Ethics
  • Basic Qualitative and Quantitative Research Analysis



  • EXPERIENTIAL, PRACTICAL, & TECHNOLOGICAL OBJECTIVES (GENERIC)

    Upon completion of this course, the student will possess a fundamental understanding of:
  • How to write a research proposal and report
  • How collect, analyze and report research data
  • How to write a research report
  • Basic statistics
  • APA format
  • Time management and study techniques

  • Text and Materials:
  • Palys, T. (2003). Research decisions: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Scarborough: Nelson.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    CRIM-220-V1
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018
     
    CRIM-220-X01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018