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FSCT 8611 - Graduation Project 1

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Under the supervision of the graduation project research methodologist, faculty mentor(s) and industry subject matter expert, the student 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 the student’s chosen areas of specialty in forensic investigation. He/She 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.

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of FSCT 7910, all framework courses and all specialty courses or permission of program coordinator.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$539.67

Fall 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 39881

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Dec 03 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 Distance

Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course Outline

Cost

$539.67

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca. This course will be offered synchronously online for Fall 2021.

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

In Progress

CRN 40171

Sun Sep 12 - Sun Dec 05 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Sun 10:00 - 13:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 318

Instructor

Joe Ilsever

Course Outline

Cost

$539.67

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This offering is only for students enrolled in ALL Forensic Investigation Programs. 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 required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca. This offering will be scheduled in-person, on Burnaby campus.

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

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

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 chosen 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. Estimate the time and effort expected for completing a project.
  • 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 and present and (defend it) via an oral presentation to your peers.
  • Assess discuss and critically examine research proposals in the forensic investigation context.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

FSCT 8611 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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