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Study Guide For Test 3/ Last exam

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Study Guide For Test 3/ Last exam CRJ 3550 - 002

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Research in Methods of Criminal Justice
Harold J Geistman

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Date Created: 12/12/15
CR 3550 Test 3 Review Sheet Material to be familiar with for the second test includes 0 Secondary data analysis historical events research descriptive and analytic comparative research content analysis and crime mapping a Secondary data the act of collecting or analyzing data that were originally collected by someone else at another time 0 Historical events research research in which social events of only one time period in the past are studied 0 Descriptive comparative research seeks to understand the structure nature or scope of a nation s criminal justice system 0 Analytic comparative research seeks to understand how national systems work and the factors related to their operations 0 Content analysis the systematic objective quantitative analysis of message characteristics a Crime mapping the process of using a geographic information system to conduct special analysis of crime problems and other policerelated issues 0 Ethics of secondary data analysis 0 Such issues are greatly reduced with the use of secondary data 0 However the researcher is privy to personal info and needs to keep some info confidential 0 Evaluation research definition and standards 0 Evaluation research the systematic application of social research procedures for assessing the conceptualization design implementation and utiltity of social intervention programs 0 Standards I Utility evaluation will serve the practical information needs of intended users I Feasibility evaluation will be realistic prudent diplomatic and frugal I Propriety evaluation will be conducted legally ethically and with due regard for the welfare of those involved I Accuracy evaluation will reveal and convey technically adequate information about the features that determine worth or merit of the program I Be able to describe how the model of evaluation works 0 Pg 229230 0 Be able to explain how evaluation research differs from traditional social science research in design goal and agenda 0 Design I Evaluation Test programs impact I Traditional test implications of social theory 0 Goal I Evaluation discover how the program does what it does I Traditional create a broad theoretical explanation for what is discovered 0 Agenda I Evaluation set by stakeholders I Traditional set by researchers 0 The independent variable and dependent variable in program evaluation 0 IV the program DV program outcomes 0 Findings of the study of the DARE program in Ch 11 o DARE group was at greater risk for alcohol use 0 Stakeholder approaches to program evaluation 0 Those involved with the program identifies the issues to be studied and are the audience of the report I Strengths of randomized experimental designs 0 2 comparison groups a random assignment 0 generalizability 0 Experimental and quasiexperimental designs a If experimental design is not possible quasiexperimental designs are a good alternative 0 Ethical issues in evaluation research 0 Numerous ethical issues can arise when we do evaluation research 0 Our findings and suggestions can affect who receives and does not receive treatment and can even in uence whether a program continues 0 Such suggestions and decisions can affect people in programs we study 0 Mixed methods definition and reasons for using 0 Definition Mixed methods focuses quoton research questions that call for reallife contextual understandings employing rigorous quantitative research assessing the magnitude and frequency of constructs and rigorous qualitative research exploring the meaning and understanding constructs intentionally integrating or combining these methods to draw on the strengths of eachquot p251 0 A key reason for mixing methods is to draw on strengths of qualitative and quantitative research 0 Triangulation o The use of multiple methods to study one research question p252 I Similarities and differences between metaanalysis and metasynthesis o MetaAnalysis quotThe quantitative analysis of findings from multiple studiesquot p260 EXAM QUESTION 0 Often used to provide systematic reviews to be used for evidencebased policies p260 0 Used when a number of studies have attempted to answer the same research question with similar quantitative methods p260 0 MetaSynthesis Used to analyze and integrate findings from qualitative studies p261 O See p 261 Female drug dealers women tend to occupy subordinate levels in drug markets and organizations 0 Be familiar with the methods and findings of the Robillard et al 0 00000 O O Qualitative evaluation describes the challenges and strategies of frontline staff involved in HIVrelated services for inmates and releases Eight focus groups Content analysis revealed multiple themes Findings Staff recognized the role of security and safety when working in facilities Staff has identified methods to coordinate and communicated to facilitate their work Communication with key partners and colleagues is important to understand challenges and identify strategies Political advocacy is important for increased awareness and resources The 4 goals of research reports 0 Advance scientific knowledge an empirical science cannot tell anymore what he should do but rather what he can do and under certain circumstances what he wishes to do Shape social policy using the findings of research studies to better the overall society Organize action participating action research a type of research in which the researcher involves some organizational members as active participants throughout the process of studying an organization the goal is making changes in the organization Similarities and differences among applied reports journal articles and student papers and theses O O 0 Applied reports commissioned by an organization of some kind to compose a report that meets the organizations expectations Journal articles subject to peer review a process in which a journal editor sends a submitted article to 2 or 3 expects who judge whether the paper should be accepted revised or resubmitted or rejected the expects also provide comments to explain their decision and guide any revisions Student papers and theses the audience for these is a professor or professors these are usually the final undergraduate and masters paper Tips on writing a paper 00000 0 Outline Respect complexity of the task Leave enough time for screwups Write as fast as you can Have people look it over Write as you go along Sections of a journal article 0000000 Abstract Introduction Literature review Method Results Discussion References


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