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FSCT 7910 - Research Methodology and Measurement Models

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$735.05 - $735.24 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 80138

Sat Jan 05 - Sat Mar 30 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 30 Sat 13:00 - 16:30 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$735.05

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For details on the textbook required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca. For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant at Forensic Dept (jdreyer@bcit.ca). For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 63412

Sat Apr 27 - Sat Jul 20 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 27 - Jul 20 Sat 13:00 - 17:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 230

Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$735.24

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No class on May 18 and June 29. For details on the textbook required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/downtown . A student version of the SPSS software will also be required; details will be provided upon course registration. For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant, at jdreyer@bcit.ca . For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .

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

Full

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

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Research Methods In Criminal Justice & Criminology
Author Rennison
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-50634-781-3
Price $159.95
Required

Spring/Summer 2019

Books for Spring/Summer 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Image not available
Research Methods In Criminal Justice & Criminology
Author Rennison
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-50634-781-3
Price $159.95
Required

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