Research Design

Module code: CR2516

Module co-ordinator: Tracey Dodman

In this module you will put into practice the quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation skills which you have gained on the course. The module comprises four detailed case studies which represent various types of crimes that may occur in a security manager’s workplace. Following specific instructions on the key stages that are necessary to design an effective research proposal, you will select one of the case studies and, applying your research skills, analyse the data provided and put together a proposal which includes an explanation of the research methods selected, the anticipated problems and an interview schedule.

Topics covered

  • Formulating a research and/or evaluation strategy; qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Practical issues including safety and ethical considerations
  • Time management and self-organisation


This module is studied by distance learning. 


  • Research design exercise, 3,000 words (100%)