MFF-715 : Scientific Inquiry in Fraud and Forensics

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Accounting
Subject:
Fraud & Forensics
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
An understanding of fundamental principles of the scientific method, and its application in the fraud and forensics practice. Topics include theoretical frameworks, hypothesis generation, hypothesis testing, determination of causality, logical fallacies, cognitive biases, validity, and reliability. Students will develop skills in identifying and evaluating scientific evidence for fraud and forensics practices and tools, and formulate evidence-based recommendations for the fraud and forensics community. Students will reflect on pragmatic, social, and moral values of evidence-based practice. 3 credits Prerequisite: MFF 710