(6 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture, 2 hour tutorial
This course provides a detailed examination of quantitative research and data analysis techniques used in criminological research. Within the context of common sources of criminological/criminal justice data, students will learn how to apply descriptive and inferential statistics in quantitative research. Common measures of central tendency, dispersion and association, as well as multivariate analysis will be applied to disaggregated and aggregated data. Students will also be introduced to emerging trends in quantitative data analysis in criminological research such as crime pattern analysis.
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice Studies 2015.