Under the supervision of the graduation project research methodologist, faculty mentor(s) and industry subject matter expert, the student will build upon the project concept initiated in FSCT7910 and complete a theoretical or applied independent research proposal. The course will focus on research themes relevant to the student’s chosen areas of specialty in forensic investigation. He/She will conduct a comprehensive literature review, prepare a research design and protocol, validate the measurement model(s), conduct reliability and validity studies, and undertake a pilot study to ensure measurement instrument reliability. The research proposal should be innovative, experimental or explanatory in nature to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills. It should be comprehensive, covering all the operational aspects of the project and the measurement instrument to be employed. The research models employed and the research protocol followed will be well articulated and defined. The student is expected to attend the three in-class sessions and participate fully. This course will be focusing on building a foundation that leads to FSCT8621, Graduation Project 2.
Completion of FSCT 7910, all framework courses and all specialty courses or permission of program coordinator.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2012
FSCT 8611 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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