Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 June 2018

368 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190694432

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Research Methods in Crime, Justice, and Social Problems

A Mixed Methods Approach

Second Edition

Mark M. Lanier and Lisa T. Briggs

  • The only book that covers qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods equally
  • Consistently grounded in real-world research practices, the text includes testimonials from actual scholars about the decisions they made in their own projects
  • Logical, step-by-step organization follows the stages of a research project
  • Less technical than its competitors, this text emphasizes the actual experience of conducting research and includes examples from the criminal justice field
  • Includes access to a Companion Website for students and an Ancillary Resource Center for adopting instructors that provides tests, questions, exercises, and activities
  • Features a chapter on writing in criminal justice
  • Incorporates robust pedagogy including chapter objectives, key terms, a running glossary, and chapter-ending discussion questions

New to this Edition:

  • Examples, applications, and exercises from other academic disciplines, including social work and sociology
  • A greater focus on mixed methods research
  • A new chapter on qualitative data analysis (Chapter 10), which includes an overview of how new technology has dramatically altered data collection and analysis
  • An expanded discussion of ethics, including revised examples in several different chapters

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