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Criminological skills and research for beginners : a student's guide

Author: Laura Caulfield; Jane Hill
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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By first inviting readers to consider the importance of criminological research, this book places related methodology firmly in the context of students' broader study of criminology, before moving on to provide a detailed guide to the practical processes of research.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Caulfield; Jane Hill
ISBN: 9781138041394 1138041394 9781138041431 1138041432
OCLC Number: 1007047881
Notes: Earlier edition published as: Criminological research for beginners.
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Study Skills for Criminology Students1. Writing Skills and Essay Writing2. Referencing3. Revision Skills and Examination Techniques 4. Presentation SkillsPart II: The Importance of Criminological Research5. The context of criminological research: power, knowledge, politics, and values6. The significance of criminological research: understanding the philosophical roots of our claims to know about crime in society7. The ethics of criminological researchPart III: Getting Going with Criminological Research8. Planning: Where do research ideas come from? How do we `fine tune' them?9. Critiquing the literature and the process of writing your formal review10. Theories, methods, and their relationships to theories of knowledge11. Preparing for the practical challenges of real-world crime researchPart IV: Doing Criminological Research: Data Collection12. Ethnographic approaches to research13. Questionnaires and surveys14. Using documentary and secondary data sourcesPart V: Doing Criminological Research: Analysis and writing-up15. Analysing the data: Quantitative analysis16. Analysing the data: Qualitative analysis17. Analysing the data: Documents, texts, and other data18. Writing-up criminological research.
Other Titles: Criminological research for beginners
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