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Research methods for criminal justice and criminology

Author: Dean J Champion
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, Third Edition guides the student through the various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. In the social sciences, there is a broad range of research strategies, including a variety of data collection techniques and other analytical tools that exist to serve the needs of most researchers."--BOOK JACKET.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Champion, Dean J.
Research methods for criminal justice and criminology.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2006
(OCoLC)891667541
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dean J Champion
ISBN: 013118928X 9780131189287
OCLC Number: 57579392
Description: xxviii, 628 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The research enterprise in criminal justice and criminology --
2. Frames of reference and problem formulation --
3. Research designs --
4. Data collection strategies I : sampling techniques, purposes, and problems --
5. Data collection strategies II : questionnaires --
6. Data collection strategies III : interviews --
7. Data collection strategies IV : observational techniques and the use of secondary sources --
8. Measurement of variables in criminal justice and criminology --
9. Validity and reliability of measures --
10. Data coding, presentation, and description techniques --
11. Hypothesis testing and theory verification --
12. Ethics in research --
App. Writing papers and research reports.
Responsibility: Dean John Champion.
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"Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, Third Edition guides the student through the various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. In the social sciences, there is a broad range of research strategies, including a variety of data collection techniques and other analytical tools that exist to serve the needs of most researchers."--BOOK JACKET.

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