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Criminal Justice Research Methods Exam 1 Study Guide

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Criminal Justice Research Methods Exam 1 Study Guide CCJ 2210

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Study Guide for Exam 1
Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Kyle Thomas
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Exam One, Study Guide, Criminal Justice Research Methods, criminology
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kristyle L. on Sunday February 28, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to CCJ 2210 at University of Missouri - St. Louis taught by Kyle Thomas in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 70 views. For similar materials see Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Missouri - St. Louis.

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CCJ 2210­ Exam 1 Study Guide *Note: The following material is not exhaustive (know what that means for the exam).  Students are expected to know any and all information from the text and from lectures. Chapter 1: Social Science Research Errors in reasoning (e.g., overgeneralization, illogical reasoning, etc.)  Science/social science Psuedoscience Motives for criminological research Descriptive/exploratory/explanatory/evaluation research (know examples of each) The Culture of Fear (examples from the chapter) The scientific method Quantitative versus qualitative research (know the different types of each­ surveys, experiments,  content analysis) Chapter 2: The Process of Criminological Research Importance of theory in developing questions Qualities of a good theory The parts of a theory (Theoretical constructs, relational statements) Qualities of a good research question Reviewing and synthesizing literature Falsifiability­ what is it and why is it important? Deductive versus inductive reasoning Hypothesis Anomalous findings Variables versus constants Independent versus dependent variables  Positive versus negative relationships  Different types of validity (measurement, external, causal) Importance of replication Chapter 3: Ethics Nuremberg trials, Tuskegee syphilis experiment, Milgram (know these) The Belmont Report (what is it and what are the three basic ethical principles and their  definitions) Institutional Review Board Know the Stanford Prison Experiment and its findings Know the different ethical principles, why they are important, and exceptions to these rules - Honesty and openness - Protecting research subjects - Informed consent (what about special populations?) - Deception - Anonymity and confidentiality Tearoom trade Chapter 4: Conceptualization and Measurement Concept Conceptualization (the process and examples) Variables Operationalization, operation, indicator Closed­ended versus open­ended questions Mutually exclusive and exhaustive Triangulation Measurement validity and measurement reliability (know what they are and examples) Face validity Content validity Criterion validity Construct validity Threats to reliability Test­retest reliability Interitem reliability Alternate forms reliability Inter/intra rate reliability Ways to improve reliability (psychometrics) Different levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio) Dichotomies


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