Understanding Social Science Research : Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Armstrong - https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6003-0031
Alpert and MacDonald (both U. of South Carolina) apply social science research methods to the study of criminology and criminal justice. The introductory part of the text describes the major methods of research and discusses the interpretation of the results. In the main part of the text, 14 published works are used as illustrations of different types of research approaches. These include methods such as case studies, surveys, field research, meta-analysis, direct observation, and in-person interviews. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Prospect Heights, IL
MacDonald, John M. Ed.; Alpert, Geoffrey P. Ed.; Gover, Angela; Armstrong, Gaylene; and MacKenzie, Doris Layton, "Understanding Social Science Research : Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice" (2001). Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty Books and Monographs. 22.
This book is out of print.
The below chapter was co-authored by University of Nebraska at Omaha's faculty, Dr. Gaylene Armstrong, under her maiden name Gaylene J. Styve.
Gover, A., MacKenzie, D.L., & Styve, G. J. (2000). Boot camps and traditional correctional facilities for juveniles: A comparison of the participants, daily activities and environments. Reprinted in G.P. Alpert, & J.M. MacDonald, (Eds.) Understanding Social Science Research (2001), pg. 167-19 2.Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.