In this assignment, the criteria in your Connecting Your Learning Scoring Guide are directly aligned to competencies 1–5 for the course.
- Competency 1: Differentiate research methods used by criminal justice agencies.
- Competency 2: Articulate a problem statement appropriate for examination using criminal justice research methods.
- Competency 3: Contrast the research methods used by criminal justice agencies and scholar-practitioners.
- Competency 4: Use a common research method of criminal justice practitioners to examine the problem statement.
- Competency 5: Differentiate between reputable and nonreputable criminal justice research resources.
Throughout the class, you have examined research methods, from probability sampling to survey research. You have assessed the challenges associated with research design, ethical research practices, data collection methods, and analyzing content and reporting research results. You have also evaluated the validity of research measures and reputability of resources available for criminal justice research.
Prepare a 5–7 page paper (1–1.5 pages per competency for competencies 1–5), focused on the course competencies and address two key areas of learning for each competency. This paper should showcase your learning proficiency and describe the importance of your learning relative to application in a career context.
- Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- Resources and citations: Format according to APA guidelines.
- Required page count: 5–7, not including the title page or the references page.
- Required number of references: One reference per competency for competencies 1–5.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.