For courses in Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Teaches research fundamentals with a grounded, real-world approach.
Research Methods in Criminal Justice, 9/e teaches contemporary research methods using examples of real criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate concepts and techniques. Hagan's best-selling approach familiarizes students with examples of research in the field as they learn fundamental research skills. The text emphasizes sources and resources of classic and contemporary research in the field and helps students and professionals better understand the extensive diversity of research available and in progress in criminal justice. The logical organization carries students through the sequence of the research process, but is flexible enough to allow instructors to customize the text to suit their courses.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods Chapter 2 Ethics in Criminal Justice Research Chapter 3 Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations Chapter 4 The Uniform Crime Reports and Sampling Chapter 5 Survey Research: Questionnaires Chapter 6 Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys Chapter 7 Participant Observation and Case Studies Chapter 8 Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics Chapter 9 Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies Chapter 10 Scaling and Index Construction Chapter 11 Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research Chapter 12 Data Management: Coding, Tabulation and Simple Data Presentation Chapter 13 Data Analysis: A User's Guide to Statistics Appendix A How to Write the Research Report Appendix B Table of Random Numbers Appendix C Answers to Pop Quizzes in Chapter 13 Appendix D Distribution of Chi-Square