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Research Methodology and Measurement Models FSCT 7910

Forensic Investigation Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is intended to develop advanced research and analytical skills. It will focus on the theory of inquiry; the logic, reality, and structure of investigative enquiry; and data analysis, methodologies of measurement models, and reporting of results. Emphasis will be placed on data-gathering and statistical techniques. You 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

Domestic fees

$789.92

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are two offerings of FSCT 7910 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 80138

Duration

Fri Jan 05 - Fri Mar 08 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 80138
  • Domestic fees $789.92
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 08 Fri 13:30 - 18:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$789.92

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be taught ONLINE and consists of recorded live sessions on BONGO every Friday from 1:30pm - 6:00pm (1330-1800). 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. For details on the textbook and course material required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp? (BCIT WINTER 2024 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.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 82221

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Mar 09 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 82221
  • Domestic fees $789.92
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 09 Sat 14:00 - 18:30 Online
Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$789.92

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be taught ONLINE and consists of recorded live sessions on BONGO every Saturday from 2:00pm – 6:30pm (1400-1830). 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. For details on the textbook and course material required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp? (BCIT WINTER 2024 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.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of FSCT 7910 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 61893

Duration

Fri Apr 12 - Fri Jul 12 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 61893
  • Domestic fees $789.92
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jul 12 Fri 09:00 - 12:30 Online
Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$789.92

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be ONLINE for the 202420 Spring/Summer term. There will be no class on Canada Day Weekend, Fri June 28, 2024. For details on the textbook required, please check:www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp. Students will be required to rent their own SPSS Stats Software. The particular version, at full academic pricing is offered at: estore.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingsOfMajorVersionList.aspx?pmv=a4db50af-41be-eb11-813b-000d3af41938.
Status

CRN 63412

Duration

Sat Apr 13 - Sat Jul 13 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 63412
  • Domestic fees $789.92
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jul 13 Sat 14:00 - 17:30 Online
Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$789.92

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This offering will be ONLINE for the 202420 Spring/Summer term. There will be no class on Canada Day Weekend, Sat, June 29, 2024. Students will be required to rent their own SPSS Stats Software. The particular version, at full academic pricing is offered at: estore.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingsOfMajorVersionList.aspx?pmv=a4db50af-41be-eb11-813b-000d3af41938 For details on the textbook required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/buy_textbooks.asp?. A student version of the SPSS software will also be required; details will be provided upon course registration.
Status

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 Full-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  3. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
  4. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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