Introduction to Research Methods
This course covers the basics of a cross-section of research methods used in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and the other sciences. The research methods covered include a basic quantitative method, a qualitative method, and components of conducting a literature review. Students will learn problem formulation, hypothesis construction, and hypothesis testing. The course emphasizes the consumption of social science research and research methods skill development to be used in upper level Criminal Justice and Political Science courses. Cross listed with POLS 240.