Controversies in Criminal Justice Research
- Richard Tewksbury
- Elizabeth Mustaine
- Published: April 2004
- Imprint: ANDERSON PUBLISHING
- ISBN: 978-1-58360-547-9
Table of Contents
1. Should (Does) Criminal Justice Research Influence Social Policy?
2. The Value of Purely Theoretical Research vs. More "Practical" Research
3. How to Know if a Piece of Research Is Good/Valuable
4. Methodological Yin and Yang: Value of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Social Science
5. Original vs. Secondary Data Collection: The New Dilemma for Research
6. Does Theory Really Guide Survey Research? Why Is Theory Important in Surveys?
7. Macro and Micro Research Aproaches: Which Makes More Sense?
8. Getting In and Getting On: Entrée Strategies and the Importance of Trust and Rapport in Qualitative Research
9. Interviews as Data Collection Method: But, Which Type Should I Use?
10. Validity of Participant Observational Data/Research
11. Utility of Case Studies