Understanding Criminological Research: A Guide to Data Analysis

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Criminological research lies at the heart of criminological theory, influences social policy development, as well as informs criminal justice practice. The ability to collect, analyse and present empirical data is a core skill every student of criminology must learn. Written as an engaging step-by-step guide and illustrated by detailed case studies, this book guides the reader in how to analyse criminological data. Key features of the book include:o Guidance on how to identify a research topic, designing a research study, accounting for the role of the researcher and writing up and presenting research findings. o A thorough account of the development of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and data analysis within the field of criminology. o Relevant and up-to-date case studies, drawn from internationally published criminological research sources.o Clear and accessible chapter content supported by helpful introductions, concise summaries, self-study questions and suggestions for further reading.Understanding Criminological Research: A Guide to Data Analysis in invaluable reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in criminology and criminal justice
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN (Print)1446208583, 9781446208588
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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