University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CRIM 3004 - Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BCRIM students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: SOCI 2012 or PSYCHOL 1004 or PSYCHOL 2004 or GEOG 2132
Incompatible: SOCI 3015 and SOCI 3016
Assessment: Mid-term (20%), assignment 1 (10%), assignment 2 (30%), assignment 3 (10%), final exam (30%)

How do you find and interpret the latest violent crime rate data? What factors put Australians at risk of becoming victims of a crime? What factors influence Australians' perception of the police force? How do you decipher the “Results” and “Discussion” sections of journal articles or government reports? How do you design a simple survey questionnaire that could tell you things that the existing data cannot? This course will teach students to use the tools of quantitative research methods to answer these and other questions. The focus will be on the logic of quantitative reasoning and its application to practical problems in criminological research. This course will focus on survey research and statistical techniques to analyse data collected in surveys. It will also spend time looking at other sources of quantitative data, including data compiled by various Australian government agencies. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, understand, and critically evaluate several types of quantitative data presented in research reports, books and journals. Please note that mathematical proofs, complex calculations, abstract probability theory, and the like will not be discussed.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18680 LE01 68 4 2 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 9am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 9am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
Related Class: Laboratory
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12908 LA01 68 4 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 1pm - 3pm Nexus10, 207, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 1pm - 3pm Nexus10, 207, Computer Suite