PSA 520 Research Methods / Data Analysis for Public Safety Administrators

Started on January 1, 1970

4 hours
Students will master the following research methodologies: participant observation, interviewing, constructing and implementing surveys, content analysis, coding and analysis of qualitative data, coordinating qualitative and quantitative methods. The student will develop mastery of simple and multiple regression, chi-square analysis, interpretation of crime trends and correlation, the analysis of “hot spot” crime and selected additional analytical techniques. Students will also become familiar with basic ethical principles that guide research.
Prerequisites: Taken concurrently with PSA 521