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Controversies in criminal justice research

Author: Richard A Tewksbury; Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine
Publisher: [Cincinnati, OH] : Anderson Pub., [2004] ©2004
Series: Controversies in crime and justice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Controversies in criminal justice research
(DLC) 2008298814
(OCoLC)54805217
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Tewksbury; Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine
ISBN: 9781317523840 1317523849 1437755151 9781437755152
OCLC Number: 891939272
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 199 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Preface; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Should (Does) Criminal Justice Research Influence Social Policy?; Chapter 2 The Value of Purely Theoretical Research vs. More ""Practical"" Research; Chapter 3 How to Know if a Piece of Research Is Good/Valuable; Chapter 4 Methodological Yin and Yang: Value of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Social Science; Chapter 5 Original vs. Secondary Data Collection: The New Dilemma for Research; Chapter 6 Does Theory Really Guide Survey Research? Why Is Theory Important in Surveys? Chapter 7 Macro and Micro Research Aproaches: Which Makes More Sense?Chapter 8 Getting In and Getting On: Entree Strategies and the Importance of Trust and Rapport in Qualitative Research; Chapter 9 Interviews as Data Collection Method: But, Which Type Should I Use?; Chapter 10 Validity of Participant Observational Data/Research; Chapter 11 Utility of Case Studies; Conclusion; References; Contributors'' Biographical Information; Index.
Series Title: Controversies in crime and justice.
Responsibility: [edited by] Richard Tewksbury, Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine.
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