- International Fees
International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Under the supervision of the graduation project research methodologist, faculty mentor(s), and industry subject matter expert, you will build upon the project concept initiated in FSCT7910 and complete a theoretical or applied independent research proposal. The course will focus on research themes relevant to your chosen areas of specialty in forensic investigation. You will conduct a comprehensive literature review, prepare a research design and protocol, validate the measurement model(s), conduct reliability and validity studies, and undertake a pilot study to ensure measurement instrument reliability. The research proposal should be innovative, experimental, or explanatory in nature to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills. It should be comprehensive, covering all the operational aspects of the project and the measurement instrument to be employed. The research models employed and the research protocol followed will be well articulated and defined. This course will be focusing on building a foundation that leads to FSCT8621, Graduation Project 2.
- 60% in FSCT 7910
- Completion of all framework courses and all specialty courses or permission of program coordinator.
Below is one offering of FSCT 8611 for the Fall 2023 term.
Sun Sep 10 - Sun Dec 17 (13 weeks)
- 13 weeks
- CRN 39881
- Domestic fees $564.90International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Sep 10 - Dec 17||Sun||10:00 - 13:30||Burnaby SE12 Rm. 318|
- Departmental approval needed
- International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
This offering is for students enrolled in ALL Forensic programs options. Attendance in all classes is mandatory. Prior to course registration, please connect with your program coordinator by August 1 at the latest to discuss and obtain his approval to start the grad project in the Fall term. It is important to finish the project on time as extension will need to be re-approved with course registration fee to be re-paid. For details on the textbook and course material required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/buy_textbooks.asp? (FALL 2023 TERM, FSCT)
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Develop appropriate research question(s) for the scope and depth of the research project.
- Prepare a literature review to underpin the research questions posed.
- Justify why the project will enhance expertise in chosen specialty.
- Assess the research project from a project management perspective to ensure adequate time and resources are available to complete it.
- Assess the significance of conceptualization and measurement in crime research and analysis by framing a well-defined research question and research model to be pursued.
- Assess the differences between qualitative and quantitative research.
- Design the appropriate methodology or approach to complete the project.
- Apply statistical crime research methods and data analysis techniques using SPSS to complete the research project.
- Prepare a written research proposal
- Present and defend your research proposal via an oral presentation to your peers.
- Assess, discuss, and critically examine research proposals in the forensic investigation context.
Effective as of Winter 2024
Graduation Project 1 (FSCT 8611) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
- Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
- Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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