9780534534394

Research Methods in Criminal Justice : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534534394

  • ISBN10:

    0534534392

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/23/2001
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Formerly a Nelson Hall title, this comprehensive introduction to the basics of criminal justice research introduces simple research methodologies and gradually advances to more complicated ones. The book describes elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, demonstrates research techniques, and examines the various scientific perspectives used in research today. This approach encourages readers to think critically about the research they will encounter in their studies as well as think about ways they can conduct their own research.

Table of Contents

Research and Criminal Justice
Perspectives and Research
An Introduction to Research Methodology and Design
Sampling
Research Tools and Techniques: Survey Research Through Questionnaires and Interviews
Research Tools and Techniques: Document Research, Physical Evidence, Observation, and Experimentation
An Introduction to Descriptive Statistics
Descriptive Statistics: Examining Relationships Between Two or More Variables Through Cross-Tabulation
Descriptive Statistics: Measuring Relationships Between Two or More Variables Through Regression and Correlation Analysis
An Introduction to Inferential Statistics and Parameter Estimation
Inferential Statistics: Hypothesis Testing
Common Errors in Presenting and Interpreting Research Findings
Preparing and Reading Research Reports
Computers in Criminal Justice Research
Conclusions
Table of Random Numbers
Areas under the Normal Curve
Student's t Distributions Table
F Distribution Tables
Chi Square Table
Code of Ethics of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Glossary
Selected Readings
Index
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