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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

OER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

OER Course Conversion Projects

OER for CJM 200

Introduction to Research Methods in Criminal Justice Management

 

 

 

Week 1: Consuming Research

  • TOPICS/ THEMES

    • Why we use research

    • What types of research do we consume?

    • The role of research in management

    • Characteristics of good research

Week 2: Research Ethics and Choosing a Research Topics

Week 3: Planning the Project

  • TOPICS AND THEMES
    • What is the project you want to do?

    • Narrowing your research interest?

  • TASK AND ASSIGNMENTS
    • Discuss and present topic

    • Review the news reports on the topic

    • Review the academic literature on the topic.

      • Is there enough literature on the topic?

    • What questions remain unanswered?

  • REVIEW AND READING

Week 4: Planning the Project: Research Questions and Hypotheses

Week 5: Planning the Project: Constructs and Variables

  • TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS
    • Main research construct(s)?
    • Operationalize the constructs.
    • What are your independent and dependent variables?

Week 6: Literature Review and Refining Questions and Hypotheses

  • TOPICS AND THEMES
    • Researching and writing a literature review

    • Systematic reviews of literature

    • Reading critically

    • Analyzing studies

    • Ethical considerations

    • Refining hypotheses and research questions

  • TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS

    • Work in groups. 

      • Develop a 5-question survey to be administered among John Jay students

Week 7: Key Methods in Management Research

  • TOPICS AND THEMES

    • Quantitative Designs

    • Qualitative Designs

    • Mixed Designs

    • Implicit Bias in Research

Week 8: Errors, Reliability, Validity and Data Collection Analysis

 

  • Data Collection and Analysis

Week 9: Data Collection and Analysis

  • TOPICS & THEMES

    • Results and Data presentation

      • Ethical Considerations

    • Presenting your research

      • Ethical Considerations

  • TASKS & ASSIGNMENTS
    • Briefly describe your findings- no more than 2 pages double spaced.

    • How did you decide what to include in your presentation?

    • What should you look for in a presentation directed at you (the client)?

WEEK 10-15: WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

  • Write a detailed research proposal

    • 7-10 pages, double spaced


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