Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Mixed Methods Approach

Paperback | March 21, 2013

byMark M. Lanier, Lisa T. Briggs

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Intuitive, accessible, and filled with real-world testimonials from actual criminal justice scholars, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Mixed Methods Approach gives students the tools they need to understand the research they read and take the first steps toward producingcompelling research projects themselves.

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Intuitive, accessible, and filled with real-world testimonials from actual criminal justice scholars, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Mixed Methods Approach gives students the tools they need to understand the research they read and take the first steps toward producingcompelling research projects themselves.

Mark M. Lanier is Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. Lisa T. Briggs is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Western Carolina University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Research Methods: What Is It, And Why Do We Do It?The History of ResearchGood, Yet Critical, ScienceResearch DistinctionsConclusionDiscussion Questions2. The "Stages" of Research: An OverviewSelecting a TopicIdentifying Research QuestionsFinding Existing ResearchLiterature ReviewsResearch DesignsData CollectionData AnalysisReporting ResultsDiscussion Questions3. Research EthicsCommon Ethical PrinciplesEthically Questionable StudiesRecent Requirements: The (Ever Increasing) Role of the IRBDiscussion Questions4. Validity, Reliability and Threats to Research IntegrityValidity and ReliabilityResearch Threats5. Qualitative Research StrategiesHistorical Synopsis of Qualitative ResearchRequisite Qualitative Research ToolsField ResearchConclusionDiscussion Questions6. Quantitative Research DesignsComponents of an ExperimentExperimental, Quasi-Experimental and Pre-Experimental DesignsOther Quantitative Research StrategiesDiscussion Questions7. Survey Research and Mixed MethodsSurvey ResearchMixed Methods ResearchConclusionDiscussion Questions8. Sampling StrategiesProbability or Non-probability?Discussion Questions9. Elementary Data Handling Part One: Univariate and Descriptive StatisticsQualitativeMixed Methods EvaluationDiscussion Questions10. Elementary Data Handling Part Two: Bivariate StatisticsTests of Statistical Significance and Measures of AssociationMeasures of DifferenceDiscussion Questions11. Beyond Research: An Aid to Writing SuccessPlagiarismAPA ReviewBecoming a More Professional WriterWriting Tip SummationDiscussion QuestionsGlossaryBibliography