Week 2: Chapter 1
Chapter 1 immediately makes it clear that there will be a lot of new vocabulary in this class.
Share with all of us how you plan on learning all the new terms. For example, tell us about a
strategy you used in the past, or maybe share a
Make sure you keep the chapter learning
objectives in mind as youre reading the
By listing the Chapter Learning Objectives at
the beginning of each chapter, the textboo
Crime, Criminal Justice,
and Scientific Inquiry
Why Study Research Methods?
CJ professionals are consumers and
producers of research
Need to be informed consumers
- Critically evaluate studies
- Recognize study strengths &
Dr. Sherri DioGuardi
THE CREATION OF
SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORY
Theory used to guide inquiry.
Theory is concerned with what is
and not what should be
Theory and observation go together
CJ3600 ASSIGNMENT 2a AND 2 b
This 2-part assignment assesses your ability to research the existing literature on a particular topic. It
aligns with the following Learning Outcomes: #1, #2, #4, #5, and #6. Before beginning the assign
A major issue of the NCVS is that only residents over the age of _ may be interviewed.
A single incident cannot include multiple offenses, but may have one offense and multiple
In social science, it is usually not possible to conduct a true experiment; as a result, most
research is flawed in some way or another.
In a practical sense, ethics are the agreed upon standards of right and wrong for a p
When a police officer fills out a report for a rape that occurred, that particular crime of rape for
that officer can be considered an indirect observation (if applying Kaplan's 3-type classifications
for scientific measurement).
Which of the following statement is FALSE:
a A dependent variable is called such because it depends on the independent
b A paradigm is a model or a particular perspective on viewing the world.
c Nomothetic explanations seek to ful
There are three components to the classical experiment, independent and dependent variables,
time order, measures, and groups are the key to these experiments. Without one of them they
classical experiment isnt going to work right.
The variables in the ex
c) Marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of other drugs.
This is the topic I chose to discuss this week. Marijuana has always been known as the gateway
drug into other drugs. Although that is not the case. Many people who do drugs have their d
Type in name here (first, delete this
USE THE DATASET BELOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-4:
State Executions in 20
The goal for this assignment is 3-fold: (1) It is to ensure that each of you are able to navigate
online databases; (2) it is to help you learn how to browse and/or read academic articles for
targeted content; and (3) it is an opportunity to
Intro Criminal Justice Research Stats online
A) Results to question about Criminology(Beverly hills)
An interrupted time-series design can be very useful in what type of research?
d applied research
Construct validity is concerned with the ability to genera