RSC775 - Research Methods Crime and Intelligence Analysis

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Subject Title
Research Methods Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Subject Description
This course examines the various components of the research process including the formulation of research questions or a research hypothesis; the review of the literature; qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research designs; research ethics; data collection; analysis of data; and ethical protocol. Students develop the elements of a research proposal based on a problem relevant to the students? professional practice.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the ways in which the research process impacts validity and reliability.
  2. Formulate a research question to study a discipline specific research problem.
  3. Identify research methods to investigate a research question.
  4. Apply ethical principles to promote responsible research design.
  5. Analyse literature to support the aims of research.
  6. Select data collection methods to probe a research problem.
  7. Design a research study to explore a research question or hypothesis.

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