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Examine proposal writing and various funding criteria.
Describe how to write a research report.
Extrapolate on issues surrounding the collection, analysis, and utilization of research.
Defend major research issues and how they affect the conduct and quality of research.
Identify how findings will be utilized.
Discuss the importance of project replication.
Classify common errors in presenting and interpreting research findings.
Examine various scaling and index construction methods.
Define reliability and the different kinds of reliability checks.
Examine the determination and measurement of validity.
Discuss graphic presentation and its value as a descriptive tool in criminological research.
Describe the functions of data management.
Describe the fundamentals of hypothesis testing.
Examine the role of probability in statistics and statistical significance.
Identify the properties of the normal distribution.
Compute the mean, median, and mode of statistical data.
Explore different statistical measurement types and levels.
Assess features and functions of observation and its strengths and weaknesses as a data-gathering tool.
Examine the features, functions, construction, and administration of questionnaires, and their strengths and weaknesses.
Distinguish between probability and nonprobability sampling plans.
Identify the major types of unobtrusive methods.
Describe the various classical experimental research designs.
Explore internal and external variable-related validity factors.
Differentiate between types and functions of research designs.
Assess the nature and diversity of ethical dilemmas in criminological research.
Differentiate between pure and applied research.
Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research.