ISBN : 9780195439021
The Dynamics of Criminological Research is a comprehensive, practical, and student-friendly guide to research methods in criminology. Starting with a chapter on scientific inquiry and the relevance of research methods to everyday life, moving on to integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches in every chapter, and ending with a full chapter on mixed methods, this new Canadian offering captures student interest from the beginning and keeps them engaged throughout. The presentation of concepts and techniques within relatable real-world examples, and appendices on practical topics such as report writing and secondary data sources make The Dynamics of Criminological Research a necessary tool to help students learn the skills needed to design, interpret, and critically evaluate empirical research in criminology and criminal justice.
PART I AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY
PART II NUTS AND BOLTS OF CONDUCTING RESEARCH
PART III DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES
PART IV INTERPRETING AND MAKING SENSE OF THE DATA
PART V TAKING METHODS A STEP FURTHER
APPENDIX A THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL AND "WRITING IT UP"
APPENDIX B READING AND INTERPRETING PUBLISHED RESEARCH
APPENDIX C RANDOM NUMBER TABLE
APPENDIX D SOURCES OF SECONDARY DATA IN SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH