Research Methods in Criminal Justice: An Introduction / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
The edition of this comprehensive introduction to the basics of criminal justice research is substantially expanded and refined. The authors introduce simple research methodologies and proceed to complicated ones, describe elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, demonstrate research techniques, and examine the various scientific perspectives used in research. This approach encourages students to think critically about the research they encounter in their studies and also about the way they conduct their own research.
Table of Contents
1. Research and Criminal Justice. 2. Perspectives and Research. 3. An Introduction to Research Methodology and Design. 4. Sampling. 5. Research Tools and Techniques: Survey Research Through Questionnaires and Interviews. 6. Research Tools and Techniques: Document Research, Physical Evidence, Observation, and Experimentation. 7. An Introduction to Descriptive Statistics. 8. Descriptive Statistics: Examining Relationships Between Two or More Variables Through Cross-Tabulation. 9. Descriptive Statistics: Measuring Relationships Between Two or More Variables through Regression and Correlation Analysis. 10. An Introduction to Inferential Statistics and Parameter Estimation. 11. Inferential Statistics: Hypothesis Testing. 12. Common Errors in Presenting and Interpreting Research Findings. 13. Preparing and Reading Research Reports. 14. Computers in Criminal Justice Research. 15. Conclusions.