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Research Methodology and Measurement Models FSCT 7910

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

This course is intended to develop the student’s advanced research and analytical skills. It will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, reality, and structure of investigative enquiry, as well as data analysis, methodologies of measurement models and reporting of results. Emphasis will be placed on data gathering and statistical techniques. The student will be introduced to multivariate statistical analysis techniques, using SPSS for application in the law enforcement and forensics fields. Various models of measurement, including quantitative, qualitative and data mining techniques with hands on data sets will be covered. Groups will be required to prepare a mini research project using all the statistical applications covered in class.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$761.87

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of FSCT 7910 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 41928

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Dec 10 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 41928
  • $761.87
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Sat 13:30 - 17:00 Online
Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course outline

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Cost

$761.87

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This course offering will be delivered online for the 2022 Fall term. There will be no class Thanksgiving weekend: Sat Oct 8, 2022. For details on the textbook and course material required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp? (BCIT FALL 2022 TERM... DE - FSCT) Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 7910 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 82221

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Mar 11 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 82221
  • $761.87
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 11 Sat 13:00 - 17:30 Online
Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$761.87

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course will be taught ONLINE and consists of recorded live sessions on BONGO every Saturday from 1:00pm – 5:30pm (1300-1730). Attendance will not be mandatory, although strongly encouraged by the instructor. There will be pre-recorded materials that will be released each week with various due dates of assignments noted throughout. Your instructor will email you before the start of this course with further details. As well, all the lecture notes, SPSS data sets, research examples will be posted on D2L under "course content". The instructor will hold LIVE SPSS LAB Sessions every week, after each lecture on BONGO for students to follow and replicate SPSS data analysis and date INTERPRETATION of all key analytic, research findings. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the strengths and limitations of applied investigative research and research methodologies
  • Examine the significance of conceptualization and measurement models and analysis
  • Identify the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, and assess the suitability of each type of research for different applications
  • Identify the methodological issues when using public safety data
  • Articulate research findings in the law enforcement context
  • Apply statistical crime research methods and advanced data analysis techniques using SPSS and predictive analytics
  • Identify a suitable research topic to be explored in the capstone research course work

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Research Methodology and Measurement Models (FSCT 7910) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  4. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
  5. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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