Research Strategies for Secondary Data

Author: Marc Riedel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803958382

Category: Reference

Page: 183

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This book describes and explains approaches to the evaluation and analysis of secondary data in criminological research. The book focuses on secondary data originating in surveys, information collected by organizations, and data sets available from archives. Although the techniques described are common to the social sciences, the examples and applications are specific to criminology and criminal justice.
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Using Secondary Data in Educational and Social Research

Author: Emma Smith,Jr. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236936

Category: Education

Page: 249

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Secondary data is a powerful tool for providing context to an otherwise small-scale study, as well as being an efficient way of bringing together a large amount of data, particularly where access to the field may be difficult. This comprehensive guide introduces students to the use of secondary data in educational and social research, and provides a practical resource for researchers who are new to the field of secondary data analysis. The author encourages researchers to consider the potential for using secondary data both as their primary research method, but also as a useful strategy in mixed methods designs. The first part of the book explores the role of secondary data analysis in contemporary social research. It considers the arguments for and against its use and addresses its particular benefits in mixed method research designs, especially those in the political arithmetic tradition. The second part introduces worked examples which show the potential for using secondary sources to answer a varied range of research questions. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to manipulate and analyse secondary data. The inclusion of recent national and international datasets as exemplars allows students to place their research in a 'real life' context and to consider current and topical research issues.
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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3e is about how to do research and investigate various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. A complete discussion of research ethics–including ethical issues relating to the Nuremberg Code, research sponsorship, rights of human subjects and deception — helps readers understand their ethical responsibilities as researchers. This book explores the entire criminal justices and criminology research process from beginning to end including: sampling procedures; data collection techniques; measurement, validity and reliability issues; the role of ethics in the research process; and writing and documenting research papers. Presents a practical guide for conducting research in criminal justice and criminology careers.
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Aggression and Violence

An Introductory Text

Author: Vincent B. Van Hasselt,Michel Hersen

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205267217

Category: Medical

Page: 324

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To gain confidence and knowledge for dealing effectively with aggressive or violent behavior, turn to this authoritative new resource. Here you see what makes up the violent or aggressive personality ... you learn to deal effectively with specific forms of aggression and violence through a better understanding of the disorder and the offender ... and you explore special concerns such as the impact of alcohol on violence and aggression.The chapters are authored by individuals with expertise in the areas they present and with their help you see how to understand the major theoretical perspectives on aggression and violence, and the neuropsychological factors involved; deal effectively with specific forms of aggression and violence: Child Abuse, Child Sexual Molestation, Incest, Partner Abuse, Elder Abuse, Sexual Assault, Paraphilias, Homicide, Serial Murder and Sexual Homicide; get up-to-speed on special topics that are most timely in light of the significant and growing social concern for these areas: alcohol and drugs; and predict future violent behavior. Also included: An introduction to the general trends of violence and aggression emphasizes violent crime in the U.S. and shows you clearly what's going on today. A presentation of well-established social psychological principles, plus a psychological perspective gives you a solid understanding of violent and aggressive behavior to help you deal with it's symptoms more successfully. Strategies for assessment and intervention help you deal successfully with all types of violent or aggressive situations. A special chapter on the impact of alcohol and drugs on interpersonal violence helps you understand why alcohol and drugs may facilitate violence. A special chapter provides you with helpful insights for predicting future violence.For any practicing clinician.
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Australia

Economics, Political and Social Issues

Author: Lachlan J. Williams,Ethan N. Lee

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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Australia's economic, political and societal issues have become major points of interest to countries all over the globe. This book presents in-depth analysis of such issues such as foreign policy, political reform, and overall economic developments.
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