Research methods in criminal justice and criminology : an interdisciplinary approach / Lee Ellis, Richard D. Hartley, and Anthony Walsh
- 1. The scientific method and criminal justice and criminology as social sciences -- 2. Formulating scientific questions and locating background research -- 3. Univariate statistics and the concept of statistical significance -- 4. Bivariate and multivariate statistics : the concept of correlation -- 5. Research report structure and styles for citing and referencing -- 6. Reliability, validity, and precision in measurement -- 7. Surveying and sampling -- 8. The human side of sampling and the reliability of self-reports -- 9. Data based on self-reports : guidelines for constructing questionnaires -- 10. Direct observations : qualitative and quantitative data -- 11. Archival data analysis and meta-analysis -- 12. Measuring crime and criminality -- 13. Theories, models, hypotheses, and empirical reality -- 14. Controlled experimentation -- 15. Quasi-experimentation -- 16. Ethical issues in social and behavioral science research -- 17. Evaluation and other applied research -- 18. Epilogue -- App. A. The American Psychological Association referencing style -- App. B. Guidelines and recommendations for preparing research reports -- App. C. Guidelines for professional writing in the social and behavioral sciences.
- 9780742564428 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742564428 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742564411 (pbk. : alk. paper)
074256441X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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