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 MethodsChapter 2 Ethics in Criminal Justice ResearchChapter 3 Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its VariationsChapter 4 The Uniform Crime Reports and SamplingChapter 5 Survey Research: QuestionnairesChapter 6 Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone SurveysChapter 7 Participant Observation and Case StudiesChapter 8 Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official StatisticsChapter 9 Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated StrategiesChapter 10 Scaling and Index ConstructionChapter 11 Policy Analysis and Evaluation ResearchChapter 12 Data Management: Coding, Tabulation and Simple Data PresentationChapter 13 Data Analysis: A User's Guide to StatisticsAppendix A How to Write the Research ReportAppendix B Table of Random NumbersAppendix C Answers to Pop Quizzes in Chapter 13Appendix D Distribution of Chi-Square