DEVELOPING A ONE-SEMESTER COURSE IN FORENSIC CHEMICAL SCIENCE FOR UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES
The purpose of this study was to research, develop and validate a one-semester course for the general education of university undergraduates in forensic chemical education. The course outline was developed using the research and development (R&D) methodology recommended by Gall, Borg, and Gall, (2003) and Dick and Carey, (2001) through a three step developmental cycle.
Information was gathered and analyzed through review of literature and proof of concept interviews, laying the foundation for the framework of the course outline.
A preliminary course outline was developed after a needs assessment showed need for such a course. Professors expert in the area of forensic science participated in the first field test of the course. Their feedback was recorded, and the course was revised for a main field test. Potential users of the guide served as readers for the main field test and offered more feedback to improve the course.
School:Kansas State University
School Location:USA - Kansas
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:forensics chemistry forensic science education undergraduate general 0485 adult and continuing 0516 sciences 0714
Date of Publication:01/01/2009