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Criminology Skills,9780199597376

Criminology Skills

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ISBN13:

9780199597376

ISBN10:
0199597375
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/4/2012
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
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Criminology Skillscovers both study skills and research skills in one manageable volume. The text is designed to enable you to develop an integrated understanding of the key skills required to succeed in your study of criminology. A three-part structure introduces you to the skills of finding source materials and takes you through the academic skills you'll need to succeed in your degree before finishing with a section on research methods. The book provides an ideal introduction to the key study and research skills that you will need to demonstrate during your study and practice of criminology. Criminology Skillsfirst helps you establish a strong skills foundation before incrementally building to a more advanced level increasing the competence, and confidence, with which you will be able to approach projects which require strong academic and research skills. Online Resource Centre Criminology Skillsis accompanied by an online resource centre containing the following resources for students: - Practical exercises - Animated walk-throughs showing how to use online databases - Activities to help test your understanding of ethical considerations - Activities to help test your understanding of the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods

Table of Contents

Introduction
Finding, using and evaluating criminological resources
Criminal Law
Books and journals
Statistics and official publications
Media and web sources
Academic Criminology Skills
Study skills
Writing skills
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Essay writing
Dissertations and research reports
Presentations
Revision and examinations
Research Skills in Criminology
Research ethics
Gathering data
Quantitative analysis
Qualitative analysis
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