Surveys are best suited for studies that have which units of analysis?
General population surveys and surveys of offenders tend to present which types of
This chapter is about survey research. We will examine how to use telephone
surveys, interview and mail in criminal justice research.
What is survey? In brief, asking people some questions is survey. It is
regarded as the most common data collection metho
Experiment is an effective way to help us do research. In criminal justice
research, experiment is regarded as a mode of scientific observation. Taking action
and watching the result of this action are the two basic steps in the experiment. And
Most of us think science is a difficult thing to explain, but science is a common
thing in our life. In fact, science is a way that tells us how to find out the result.
This chapter wants to teach us the foundations of science, especially social
This chapter we talk about field observation. It is the most obvious method of
making observations in research. Field observation includes interviewing together
with structured observations and qualitative techniques for observation. There are two
In this chapter, we will learn about the connection between ethics and criminal
justice research. In the world, most of us do the research focusing on scientific
procedures, but ignoring ethics. Ethics is a very important element for us to explore
Collecting data is the fundamental part of criminal justice research. Sampling
is an important process to select data, especially selecting observation. Because we
cant collect data from everyone, we should choose and sample.
In criminal justice research,
Criminologists like to link features of neighborhoods to many crime problems.
And most researchers like to do some measures to economic and social
characteristics. So criminal researcher have accustomed to using collected data to
explain special relation
This classs name is Intro To Methods Of Research. So there is no doubt that this
class wants us to know how to learn something, rather than what we could know.
Criminal justice research methodology may not be in my plan to know before this
I will b
This chapter will tell us something about qualitative interviews, which are
usually used in criminological research.
Unlike the survey that we have talked
about in last chapter, qualitative interviews pay more attention to the connection