2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Aug 25, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FPSY 8116 - Understanding Forensic Psychology Research


(5 cr.) Forensic psychologists, and others in the field, often rely on psychological research for a variety of functions; for example, to extract empirical data about psychological tests or to determine the efficacy of different interrogation techniques. Through this course, students work toward becoming astute consumers of forensic psychology research, acquiring skills needed to understand and interpret data. Students assess the relevance of research as well as the significance of incorporating ethics into practice. They examine basic principles of statistics, such as reliability and validity. Students also learn how to critically read forensic psychology research and how best to apply research results to forensic situations in clinical, correctional, court, public policy, and police settings.



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