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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJ 562 - Research Methods

Credits: 3

The course is designed to provide an understanding of basic research methods and techniques used in the social sciences but also applicable to almost any area of investigation and scholarship. Students will be exposed to the basic analytical, graphical and statistical methods used to generate and interpret data, and will demonstrate their knowledge of the course materials by analyzing and interpreting research from professional journals and by planning an independent research study over the course of the semester. Students will learn to effectively use EXCEL software for data manipulation, graphics and statistical analysis. We will also use SPSS software and learn to develop literature searching tools using a variety of available library databases.