Criminological Theory

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Stack, professor of criminology at Wayne State University, had become aware of a gap in research on online course outcomes. There had been no studies, according to the researcher, into learning outcomes within different testing environments. The prevalence of online learning and the fact that it is a growing field (having increased more than three hundred percent in ten years) encouraged Stack to pursue research in this area. He also noted that a range of conclusions could be drawn from previous research. Stack’s research involved ten sections of a criminological theory class over a five-year period at a Carnegie research-extensive university. Two hundred eighty-seven students completed participation in the research out of a total of 311
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