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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice- Vantage Learning Platform

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice- Vantage Learning Platform

Eighth Edition

January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Vantage Learning Platform, Eighth Edition

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Chapter 1: Science, Society, and Research
Chapter 2: The Process and Problems of Research
Chapter 3: Ethical Guidelines for Research
Chapter 4: Conceptualization and Measurement
Chapter 5: Sampling
Chapter 6: Causation and Research Design
Chapter 7: Experimental Designs
Chapter 8: Survey Research
Chapter 9: Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, and Listening
Chapter 10: Analyzing Content: Research Using Secondary, Historical, and Comparative Data, Content Analysis, and Visual Criminology
Chapter 11: Social Network Analysis Crime Mapping, and Big Data
Chapter 12: Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Chapter 13: Mixing and Comparing Methods
Chapter 14: Analyzing Quantitative Data
Chapter 15: Analyzing Qualitative Data
Chapter 16: Summarizing and Reporting Research

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  • An entirely new Chapter 2 describes the process of both inductive and deductive research using recent examples related to police behavior including body worn cameras.
  • New sections throughout reflect new developments in research methods such as revised federal guidance on ethics, and new methods that have come to the fore such as visual criminology and photo voice.
  • Expanded chapters with new sections highlight the importance of making sure samples, measurements, and methods are inclusive and sensitive to the diverse nature of our society.
  • New coverage on Writing a Journal Article and new developments that impact research, such as the revision to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.
  • The authors have included contemporary examples throughout, such as the increase in the use of social media, the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass participation in social movements including Black Lives Matter, increasing hate crimes across the globe, and increasing incidents of mass shootings in the U.S.
  • End-of-chapter exercises now include two questions that refer to a chapter-specific video posted on the Student Study Site, in which researchers discuss their experiences with a method presented in that chapter.
  • Each chapter includes an in-depth substantive research example from the real world, highlighting researchers' decision-making processes in their own words.
  • Updated "Careers in Research" feature highlights a researcher who has used the methods described in that chapter, demonstrating the use of research methods within a variety of professions.
  • New empirical datasets are now included in the Student Study Site, and each chapter contains new IBM® SPSS® Statistics or Excel exercises that correspond to the chapter material.
  • Effective study aids include end-of-chapter summaries and key terms that are bolded on first use, listed at the end of each chapter, and defined in a glossary.

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