Controversies in Criminal Justice Research / Edition 1

Controversies in Criminal Justice Research / Edition 1

by Richard Tewksbury, Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583605479

ISBN-13: 9781583605479

Pub. Date: 02/20/2015

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book of original essays presents students with challenging looks at some of the most basic, and sometimes most difficult, decisions faced by criminal justice researchers. Each chapter presents an overview of a foundational question/issue in the conduct of research, and discussions of the options to resolve these controversies.  See more details below

Overview

This book of original essays presents students with challenging looks at some of the most basic, and sometimes most difficult, decisions faced by criminal justice researchers. Each chapter presents an overview of a foundational question/issue in the conduct of research, and discussions of the options to resolve these controversies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583605479
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/20/2015
Series:
Controversies in Crime and Justice Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Chapters 1. Should (Does) Criminal Justice Research Influence Social Policy? 2. The Value of Purely Theoretical Research vs. More "Practical" Research 3. How to Know if a Piece of Research Is Good/Valuable Quantitative Methods 4. Methodological Yin and Yang: Value of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Social Science 5. Original vs. Secondary Data Collection: The New Dilemma for Research 6. Does Theory Really Guide Survey Research? Why Is Theory Important in Surveys? 7. Macro and Micro Research Aproaches: Which Makes More Sense? Qualitative Methods 8. Getting In and Getting On: Entrée Strategies and the Importance of Trust and Rapport in Qualitative Research 9. Interviews as Data Collection Method: But, Which Type Should I Use? 10. Validity of Participant Observational Data/Research 11. Utility of Case Studies

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