CJUS 100 Introduction to Research and Field Experience

This course provides an introduction to basic research concepts and methodologies. Specifically, topics include sources of scholarly research and data, literature reviews, basic research designs, data collection strategies/instruments, sampling techniques, foundational research concepts such as reliability and validity, data presentation, and proper APA citation. Existing research will be analyzed and critiqued as well as novel scholarly works produced. This course also provides opportunities for interaction with criminal justice professionals and/or involvement in criminal justice agencies as an initial experience in the field.