National University




JJS625 Advanced Research Methods

Lead Faculty: Dr. Cindy E. Sytsma

Course Description

Student will enhance their writing and research skills focusing in the area of juvenile justice. Students will clarify research topics and identify data sources in preparation for the project. Students then gather data and present their research in both written and oral form to faculty and classmates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Produce original research on a juvenile justice topic of a professional quality.
  • Develop a quantitative and qualitative research design, a measurement design, and sampling method.
  • Develop a survey and interview design specific to the juvenile justice field.
  • Evaluate disciplinary, theoretical, and philosophical foundations of juvenile justice.