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Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners : a Student's Guide.

Author: Laura Caulfield; Jane Hill
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Caulfield, Laura.
Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners : A Student's Guide.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Caulfield; Jane Hill
ISBN: 9781351703864 1351703862
OCLC Number: 1032724003
Description: 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Visual tour (How to use this book); Part I Study skills for criminology students; Chapter 1 Writing skills and essay writing; Chapter 2 Referencing; Chapter 3 Revision skills and examination techniques; Chapter 4 Presentation skills; Part II The importance of criminological research; Chapter 5 The context of criminological research: power, knowledge, politics and values. Chapter 6 The significance of criminological research: understanding the philosophical roots of our claims to know about crime in societyChapter 7 The ethics of criminological research; Part III Getting going with criminological research; Chapter 8 Planning: where do research ideas come from? How do we 'fine-tune' them?; Chapter 9 Critiquing the literature and the process of writing your formal review; Chapter 10 Theories, methods and their relationships to theories of knowledge; Chapter 11 Preparing for the practical challenges of 'real-world' crime research. Part IV Doing criminological research: data collectionChapter 12 Ethnographic approaches to research; Chapter 13 Questionnaires and surveys; Chapter 14 Using documentary and secondary data sources; Part V Doing criminological research: analysis and writing up; Chapter 15 Analysing the data: quantitative analysis; Chapter 16 Analysing the data: qualitative analysis; Chapter 17 Analysing the data: documents, texts and other data; Chapter 18 Writing up criminological research; Glossary; References; Index.

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