Understanding Criminological Research
A Guide to Data Analysis
- John Martyn Chamberlain - Southampton University, UK
Research Methods for Criminology & Criminal Justice | Social Research Methods
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.
It is a good book and I recommend it to final year students. Includes a detailed explanation of certain types and methods of data analysis which is useful for students opting for these kinds of analysis on their dissertation.
The most comprehensive account of the criminological research journey for both undergraduate and post graduate inquiry. Written through an autobiographical narrative, Chamberlain offers experience, contextualized insight and first-hand experience of both field work and desk work.
This book underpins student research in criminology and supports their studies using statistical data. Great for undergraduate dissertation students
Excellent for student projects. I will be recommending it as non-core for my second year research methods course and will be drawing on it for some of the more practical sessions. I have recommended it to my colleague as a core text for his third year research projects course.
Rather too advanced for this cohort of students. Written in an accessible style and covering stat's effectively the methodology covered was not suited to this course.
I may consider using it with my Masters group in 2014-15.
An excellent text that offers practical tips not only to students that are new to conducting primary research but also to their supervisors...
This book locates methods clearly within the field of Criminology, making apparent the links that students often struggle with.
A very useful guide to methods for Criminology students at all levels
I will be recommending this to our postgraduate researchers in the department