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Adapted from Frank Hagan's best-selling Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology . This new text offers a complete introduction to qualitative and quantitative research for criminal justice, in a manageable and reader-friendly format. The text emphasizes sources and resources of classic and contemporary research in the field. Also, the text uses criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate research methods, so students can become familiar with examples of research in the field and learn fundamental research skills.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Method|
|Ethics in Criminal Justice Research|
|Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations|
|An Introduction to Alternative Data-Gathering Strategies and the Special Case of Uniform Crime Reports|
|Sampling and Survey Research: Questionnaires|
|Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys|
|Participant Observation and Case Studies|
|Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics|
|Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies|
|Scaling and Index Construction|
|Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research References|
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