Faculties and centres
The scientific study of crime implies the ability to measure it. In this Quantitative and Qualitative Research Techniques class, students are expected to acquire the cognitive and procedural skills that will allow them to overcome the epistemological, methodological and technical difficulties inherent to the analysis of delinquency. Crime is a complex and multidimensional concept as it is related to an heterogenious range of behaviors, variables and phenomena. In many cases, the scientist finds it difficult to access criminological quantitative or qualitative data since crime is often a phenomenon or behavior that remains hidden. Moreover, there is no unification in the data sources that often provide with partial or incomplete information.
General Competences (CG)
General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)
Specific Competences (CE)
To apply the scientific method to the analysis of the criminal phenomenon.
To design a social research project in Criminology.
To apply quantitative and qualitative research techniques of data collection in Criminology
To introduce the student to the basic use of computer statistics software for to primary and secondary data analysis.
To critically analyze the results obtained from a scientific social research process.
To prepare and present scientific analytical reports.