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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences

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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciencescombines a traditional research book with exercises that allow students to experience research in a controlled environment. It is a companion methods/manual for use with most traditional social scientific research textbooks. This book offers readers basic information about methodological concerns (brief readings); and a variety of practices exercises relating to those readings. Some features of this book: Each chapter begins with a BRIEF discussion of the elements relevant to a basic understanding of research methods After each section of each chapter are several abstracted reprints containing basic intros of published articles Each reading is then followed with an Application Exercise which relates to the methodological procedure in the abstracted reprint...all exercises were designed to be completed by college students amd allows them to get their "hands dirty with the data" For individuals interested in the field of criminal justice or criminology

Table of Contents

Research Ethics
Issues of Measurement
Designing Research
Sampling & Design
Technologies of Observation
Data Organization and Analysis
Policy Implications
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