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Essential Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods

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Essential Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods by Peter B Kraska
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This criminal justice and criminology research methods text brings together thorough and balanced coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, including deeper coverage of the mixed-methods approach than any other text. ESSENTIAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY RESEARCH METHODS, 1/e showcases the fieldâ s most relevant and important research, helping students understand both the significance and relevance of criminal justice and criminology research. This text is designed to keep readers engaged through user-friendly writing, outstanding student research projects, and many hands-on exercises. It is also rigorous, logically coherent, and comprehensive â providing everything students need to become critical consumers and competent producers of research-based knowledge.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice and Criminology Research: Mapping the Terrain

2. The Nature of Science and Research

3. Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations

 

PART II. CONSIDERATIONS IN RESEARCH PREPARATION

4. Ethics and Reviewing the Literature

5. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design

6. Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement and Sampling

 

PART III. QUANTITATIVE DATA COLLECTION

7. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Crime and Justice Research

8. Survey and Interview Methods

9. Nonreactive Research: Content Analysis and Existing Documents/Statistics

 

PART IV. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, MIXED METHODS, AND WRITING

10. Crime and Justice Ethnographic Field Research

11. Historical, Qualitative Document Analysis, Academic Legal and Mixed Methods Research

 

PART V. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS

12. Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Release date Australia
March 5th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white tables, figures
Imprint
Prentice Hall
Pages
360
Dimensions
203x254x20
ISBN-13
9780137003938
Product ID
3962444

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