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Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534615673

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ISBN10: 0534615678
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
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Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534615673

Michael G. Maxfield

ISBN13: 978-0534615673
ISBN10: 0534615678
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

A brief text based on Maxfield/Babbie's best-selling, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, Fourth Edition, this "basics edition" combines accessibility and a conversational writing-style with Michael G. Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In just 12 chapters the text features criminal justice examples of methodology in the field and utilizes real data. This basics edition also includes coverage of ethics, causation, validity, and research design, especially in the discussion of field research.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice and Scientific Inquiry.

2. Theory in Criminal Justice Research.

3. General Issues in Research Design.

4. Concepts, Operationalization, and Measurement.

5. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs.

6. Overview of Data Collection and Sampling.

7. Survey Research and Other Ways of Asking Questions.

8. Field Research.

9. Agency Records, Content Analysis, and Secondary Data.

10. Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis.

11. Interpreting Data.

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