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Criminological Research Methods (CRM120)
|Organisational Unit||Law and Criminology|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in their criminology studies. The unit focuses on social science methodologies and research ethics associated with the study of crime and criminal behaviour. Students will learn how to interpret quantitative results and how to use these new skills effectively in their future studies|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify appropriate academic sources of evidence
2. Define research terms
3. Synthesise academic argument and formulate research questions
4. Interpret and apply research findings to socio-legal issues
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 1 hour per week (commencing week 1); tutorials: 1 hour per week commencing Week 3|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The unit makes use of substantial independent online learning. Online learning materials cover essential concepts while lectures and tutorials provide an opportunity to apply those concepts.|
|Other Learning Experiences||1 hour of online learning commencing week 1|
|Assessment||Students will complete an in-depth research proposalessay, (ULO 1, ULO 3, ULO 4) online terminology quizzes (ULO 2) and a final written exam (ULO4, ULO2)|
|Exclusions||Students may not enrol in this unit for credit toward the LLB or Juris Doctor (pre-2014).
Students who have completed LEG120 Legal Research may not enrol in this unit for credit.
2016: 'Legal Research'
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
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