JM 602.701 - Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation, 3 credits (February 13th to May 13th, 2006)
(JM 602.701)

Students will explore various quantitative and qualitative research designs and data collection methods used in the social sciences, including: experiments and quasi-experiments, field and observational studies, secondary data analysis, content analysis, survey methodology, and evaluation research. Students also will learn about inherent threats to internal and external validity, sampling techniques, and how to analyze, interpret, and report data using some basic statistics commonly used in social science research. Students will apply the knowledge learned to the development of a research proposal related to justice management and to other research studies conducted.

Dates: February 13th, 2006 to May 13th, 2006