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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Frank E. Hagan

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jun 9, 2009

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For courses in Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

 

A classic in its field, this best-selling text teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology research. Featuring both qualitative and quantitative studies, the author helps students develop fundamental research skills and acquaints them with the literature of the field. This edition features updated tables, figures and examples and includes new information on prison research, Internet resources and visual criminology.

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods

2.      Ethics in Criminal Justice Research

3.      Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations

4.      The Uniform Crime Reports and Sampling

5.      Survey Research: Questionnaires

6.      Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys

7.      Participant Observation and Case Studies

8.      Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics

9.      Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies

10.  Scaling and Index Construction

11.  Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research

12.  Data Management: Coding, Tabulation and Simple Data Presentation

13.  Data Analysis: A User’s Guide to Statistics

 

APPENDIX A: HOW TO WRITE THE RESEARCH REPORT

APPENDIX B: TABLE OF RANDOM NUMBERS

APPENDIX C: STATISTICS: AN ADDENDUM TO CHAPTER 13

APPENDIX D: ANSWERS TO POP QUIZZES IN CHAPTER 13

APPENDIX E: NORMAL CURVE AREAS

APPENDIX F: DISTRIBUTION OF CHI-SQUARE

APPENDIX G: PROPOSAL WRITING AND EVALUATION

 

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