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Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology provides a solid foundation in research methods for undergraduate students who are studying to become practitioners in the criminal justice field. This text takes a practical and applied approach that is both engaging and useful in developing students into educated consumers of research.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Importance of Research Methods and Becoming an Informed Consumer of Research
Chapter 2: Getting Started: The Beginnings and Pitfalls of Research
Chapter 3: Sampling Methods
Chapter 4:Survey Research
Chapter 5: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Chapter 6:Qualitative Research in Criminal Justice
Chapter 7:Unobtrusive Measures
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together: Understanding and Assessing Criminal Justice Research