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Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice : A Primer - M. L. Dantzker

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

A Primer

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780750699518
Number Of Pages: 304

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Research should be enjoyable - whether it is a college student completing a project for a degree or a professor meeting requirements or expectations associated with his or her position. Learning the basics for conducting research is the first step. This text is a reader-friendly primer which has as its strength the facility to positively and gently ease the reader into the task of conducting research.
Each chapter begins with a vignette, describing a hypothetical situation in which students might find themselves. By chapter's end, students should be equipped with the knowledge on how to address the confusion or problem presented in the appropriate scenario. Another pedagogical tool is the Methodological Link which refers to excerpts from actual criminal justice and criminological research, the full text which is available in a companion text Readings for Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Each chapter also ends with Methodological Queries, questions and exercises requiring students to apply what has been learned.
Uses practical examples from criminal justice scenarios to bring complex and involved issues to life
Hypothetical scenarios at the beginning of each chapter
Shows the relevance of research methodology to the practical problems of everyday criminal justice operations in a reader-friendly manner.

Jerome McKean, Ball State Univ "The text seems to be aimed at courses in which a major research project is required of students as their main effort." The textbook really focuses on research in criminal justice. Easy to read and understand. Excellent textbook for research students in criminal justice

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Purpose of Researchp. 1
Research: What, Why, and Howp. 3
Research Ethicsp. 23
Problem Formulationp. 39
Getting Startedp. 41
The Language of Researchp. 57
Research Designp. 71
Qualitative Researchp. 73
Quantitative Researchp. 87
Research Designsp. 103
Data Collectionp. 115
Questionnaire Constructionp. 117
Samplingp. 135
Data Collectionp. 151
Data Analysisp. 169
Data Processing and Analysisp. 171
Inferential Statisticsp. 193
Writing the Researchp. 209
Closurep. 235
Summing Upp. 237
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780750699518
ISBN-10: 0750699515
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.16 x 18.59  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.66