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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology - 3rd edition

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131189287

ISBN10: 013118928X

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology by Dean John Champion - ISBN 9780131189287
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology by Dean John Champion - ISBN 9780131189287

ISBN13: 9780131189287

ISBN10: 013118928X

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 06

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Summary

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3e is about how to do research and investigate various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. The text explores the entire research process from beginning to end including: sampling procedures; data collection techniques; measurement, validity and reliability issues; the role of ethics in the research process; and writing and documenting research papers.

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Table of Contents

The research enterprise in criminal justice and criminology p. 1
Frames of reference and problem formulation p. 65
Research designs p. 99
Data collection strategies I : sampling techniques, purposes, and problems p. 148
Data collection strategies II : questionnaires p. 203
Data collection strategies III : interviews p. 243
Data collection strategies IV : observational techniques and the use of secondary sources p. 295
Measurement of variables in criminal justice and criminology p. 334
Validity and reliability of measures p. 397
Data coding, presentation, and description techniques p. 440
Hypothesis testing and theory verification p. 477
Ethics in research p. 506
Writing papers and research reports p. 555
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