Chapter 2 Lecture Outline

Chapter 2 Lecture Outline - Chapter 2 The Process and...

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Chapter 2: The Process and Problems of Criminological Research Chapter 2 Outline *Beginning the research process *Developing research questions *Literature search *Review of the literature *Social research strategies *The traditional model of science *Important terminology *The role of theory (1) Beginning the research process Developing research questions *Three-step process to specifying questions: *Identification of social research questions *Refine the research question *Evaluate research questions Review research question against the criteria for good research questions. - feasibility, time, resources, social importance, scientific relevance Literature Search *Knowledge of prior literature is key for laying the foundation of your own research. *Must assess the prior research literature *Your research is building onto the prior literature *Information via websites vs. Academic abstracts (sociological abstracts) *Peer Reviewed Articles
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Review of the literature *Procedures for reviewing academic journal articles
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course CRJU 202 taught by Professor Deutsch during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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