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Understanding Criminological Research
A Guide to Data Analysis



November 2012 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Criminological research lies at the heart of criminological theory, influences social policy development, as well as informs criminal justice practice. The ability to collect, analyse and present empirical data is a core skill every student of criminology must learn.

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.

 
An Autobiographical Introduction
 
Getting Started: Focusing on Deskwork
 
Qualitative and Quantitative Fieldwork Strategies
 
Grounded Theory Analysis
 
Narrative Analysis
 
Discourse Analysis
 
Univariate Analysis
 
Bivariate Analysis
 
Deskwork Revisited: Writing a Project Report

I will be recommending this to our postgraduate researchers in the department

Dr Stephanie Bennett
Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University
January 29, 2013
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