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CRIJ 5320

Advanced Methods of Social Research

Three semester hours. (FL/SP)

A description of a variety of research techniques, including theories and frames of reference, the logic of conceptual schemes, and hypothesis development and testing. A variety of sampling plans are contrasted and evaluated, and sampling issues are examined. Critical measurement issues are highlighted, including validity and reliability, how these terms are conceptualized and applied in scaling. Alternative data gathering methods and issues are featured. Several bivariate and multivariate statistical techniques are presented, including relevant computer applications such as SPSS. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. (Cross-listed with PSCI 5301)

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