Research DesignAnalysis CRJ 3013
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CRJ 301391F RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUMMER 2011 MTWRF 915 1045 AM CLASSROOM TBA Instructor Byongook Moon PhD OfficeDB 4208 Phone 458 2622 Email byongookmoong gutsaedu Of ce hrs Tuesday and Thursday 1045 1145 or by appointment Text Maxfield Michael G amp Babbie Earl Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 2nd Edition Assigned reading materials are posted on the BlackBoard Web Course Overview UTSA Course Description Provides students with an opportunity to be knowledgeable consumers of criminal justice research Provides an overview of principles of scientific inquiry research designs and statistical concepts and techniques Introduction to interpretation of data analysis and preparation of research reports The course is an introduction to the basic ideas and common perspectives in criminal justice research The primary goal of this course is to provide students the knowledge base necessary to understand the various methodologies available for research in the criminal justice system as well as the ability to apply that knowledge This course is also designed to expose students to research with the intent to develop the skills necessary to read and understand as well as critically evaluate it Students will leave this class able to understand the logic underlying research possessing the ability to conduct research as well as the skills necessary to critically evaluate existing research Finally students will be exposed to the basic principles underlying the analysis of data speci cally that of SPSS Course Objectives At the end of this course students will 1 Gain a basic knowledge regarding the theoretical and empirical foundations of criminal justice research 2 Develop an understanding of research design and methodology 3 Understand and recognize the differences between the various research techiques 4 Be able to differentiate between the various types of statistics 5 Identify and access current research available in the criminal justice field 6 Recognize errors commonly made by researchers 7 Be able to critically evaluate research in the criminal justice eld 8 Prepare an appropriate and effective research proposal 9 Possess a basic understanding of SPSS Teaching method The teaching format of this class is an interactive lecture and discussion Class attendance is required and will be monitored Students are responsible for all assigned reading materials and lectures Since the class is interactive assigned readings are to be completed prior to the class meeting Examinations each 100 points 25 and total 300 points 75 Three examinations will be given during the semester The exams will be multiple choice llinthe blank and short essay questions The points and weighting of these exams are the rst 7 100 25 the second 7 100 25 and nal exam 7 100 25 Regarding exam policy there will be no makeup exams except such cases as legitimate excuses ie serious medical problems You are expected to demonstrate the highest level of academic integrity so be advised that academic integrity is expected on research project and examinations Dishonesty in any form is unacceptable Multiple Homework A 39 total 40 points 10 There will be multiple homework assignments at any time in this course These homework assignments will be assigned to students testing students understanding of assigned reading materials There will be no make up homework and there is no exception Therefore students who miss the homework for any reasons except legitimate reasons will not receive any points Multiple I J Quizzes 6 0 points or 15 There will be multiple unannounced quizzes at the beginning or ending of class on the assigned reading material and lectures that day and these quizzes will take around 5 to 10 minutes Each quiz will be closed book and test students understanding of assigned reading material and lecture that day The quizzes will be worth 15 of the grade These quizzes will greatlv help students improve their grades if students attend everv class on time and read assigned reading materials There will be no make up guiz except serious and unavoidable hardship 7 ie serious illness immediate family death however regular doctor s appointment and work related reason are not serious justi cation Please arrive for this class on time since a quiz can be administered at the beginning of class Students arriving late for class no iusti cation accepted will miss a quiz or have insuf cient time to complete a quiz Attendanceparticipation Students are strongly encouraged to attend every class on time and are expected to actively participate in class discussion by asking questions and or by answering questions when called upon Though attendance is not mandatory missing classes even one class is more likely to result in inadquate understanding of course materials and poor performance in examinations If students miss classes nine times or more 30 of all the classes and regardless of justi cation students will receive a failing grade F A laptop computer may be used only for course activies and using a laptop computer for non course related activities ie email checking internet search is strictly prohibited Students misusing a laptop computer for non course related activities will not be allowed to bring their laptop computers to class at the instructor s discretion You are responsible for your own learning If you should have problems with the content of this course you should seek help at the earliest possible time DON39T WAIT Students should be prepared to participate in class by asking questions or by answering questions when called upon Again this requires completing readings on assigned days PRIOR to attendng class Student Support Services UTSA students with documented disabilities have access to an array of support services through the Of ce of Disability Services of ce MS 20318 phone 4584157 web httpwwwutsaedudisability Academic Dishonesty You are expected to demonstrate the highest level of academic integrity so be advised that academic integrity is expected on research project and examinations Dishonesty in any form is unacceptable Academic dishonesty is de ned as Academic or scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating plagiarism collusion the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person taking an examination for another person any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts httpwwwutsaeduinfoguideacadhoncfm Any instance of academic dishonesty will be confronted and the student will have the opportunity to sign a Faculty Disposition of a Scholastic Dishonesty Case form Cases in which the student does not sign the form will be referred to Student Judicial Affairs for investigation and adjudication Classroom Behavior All members of the class are expected to behave with courtesy and respect toward others Should behavioral disruptions interfere with the business of the classroom and the ability of class members to learn they may be reported to the Of ce of Student Judicial Affairs in accordance with Section 202 of the UTSA Student Code of Conduct httpwwwutsaeduOSJNindexcfm Student Evaluation Grades will be formulated based on the following Three Examinations 300 75 Homework Assignments 40 10 Multiple Quizzes 60 15 TOTAL 400 100 Grading Scale 360 7 400 90100 320 7 359 8089 280 7 319 7079 240 7 279 6069 0 7 239 59 and Below WUOUZJCD SCHEDULE 1 Week 1 May 31 1 to June 3 May 31 Class Introduction June 1 Purpose of Research and Theory in Criminal Justice Reading Assignment Chapter 1 June 2 General Issues in Research Design Reading Assignment Chapter 3 pp 50 7 60 June 3 Units of Analysis and Time Dimensions Reading Assignment Chapter 3 pp 61 7 70 11 Week 2 June 6 to 10 June 6 Process of Desiging Research Reading Assignment Chapter 3 pp 71 7 78 June 7 Concepts and Conceptualization Reading Assignment Chapter 4 pp 80 7 86 June 8 Level of Measurement and Criteria for Measurement Quality Reading Assignment Chapter 4 pp 87 7 94 June 9 CatchUp and First Examination Review June 10 First Examination III Week 3 June 13 to 17 June 13 Measurement of Crime Reading Assignment Chapters 4 pp 97 7 109 June 14 Introduction to Classical Experiment Reading Assignment 5 pp 112 7 121 June 15 Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs Reading Assignment Chapters 5 pp 123 7 136
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