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The practice of research in criminology and criminal justice

Author: Ronet Bachman; Russell K Schutt
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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This sixth edition has been fully updated with new coverage of qualitative data analysis, and featuring new examples, exercise questions, data sets and SPSS and Excel exercises, to continue to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronet Bachman; Russell K Schutt
ISBN: 9781506306810 1506306810
OCLC Number: 915309920
Notes: Revised edition of the authors' The practice of research in criminology and criminal justice, 2014.
Description: xxii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Science, society, and criminological research --
The process and problems of criminology research --
Doing research ethically --
Fundamentals of research --
Conceptualization and measurement --
Sampling --
Causation and research design --
Research designs --
Experimental and quasi-experimental designs --
Survey research --
Qualitative methods: observing, participating, and listening --
Analyzing content : secondary analysis, content analysis, crime mapping, and --
Big data --
Evaluation research --
Mixing and comparing methods --
After the data are collected --
Analyzing quantitative data --
Analyzing qualitative data --
Reporting research results --
Appendix A: Questions to ask about a research article --
Appendix B: How to read a research article --
On student study site: edge.sagepub.com/bachmanprccj6e --
Appendix C: How to use a statistical package: IBM SPSS statistics --
Appendix D: How to use a data spreadsheet : excel --
Appendix E: Data sets --
Glossary --
References --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Ronet D. Bachman, University of Delaware, Russell K. Shutt, University of Massachusetts Boston.

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