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Teaches research fundamentals with a grounded, real-world approach.
Research Methods in Criminal Justice, 9/e teaches contemporary research methods using examples of real criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate concepts and techniques. Hagan’s best-selling approach familiarizes students with examples of research in the field as they learn fundamental research skills. The text emphasizes sources and resources of classic and contemporary research in the field and helps students and professionals better understand the extensive diversity of research available and in progress in criminal justice. The logical organization carries students through the sequence of the research process, but is flexible enough to allow instructors to customize the text to suit their courses.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods
Chapter 2 Ethics in Criminal Justice Research
Chapter 3 Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations
Chapter 4 The Uniform Crime Reports and Sampling
Chapter 5 Survey Research: Questionnaires
Chapter 6 Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys
Chapter 7 Participant Observation and Case Studies
Chapter 8 Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics
Chapter 9 Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies
Chapter 10 Scaling and Index Construction
Chapter 11 Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research
Chapter 12 Data Management: Coding, Tabulation and Simple Data Presentation
Chapter 13 Data Analysis: A User’s Guide to Statistics
Appendix A How to Write the Research Report
Appendix B Table of Random Numbers
Appendix C Answers to Pop Quizzes in Chapter 13
Appendix D Distribution of Chi-Square