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- DescriptionCrimilogical research lies at the heart of crimilogical 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 crimilogy 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 crimilogical data. Key features of the book include: o Guidance on how to identify a research topic and question, design a research study, account for the role of the researcher within the research process, as well as write up and present research findings. o A thorough account of the development of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies within the emergence of crimilogy as an academic discipline; including experimental research design, survey research, qualitative approaches and mixed methods. o Detailed coverage of different forms of qualitative and quantitative data analysis used by crimilogists and other social scientists; including grounded theory, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, as well as descriptive and inferential statistics. o Relevant and up-to-date case studies, drawn from internationally published crimilogical research sources, to illustrate how to conduct different types of data analysis. o Clear and accessible chapter content supported by helpful introductions, concise summaries, self-study questions and suggestions for further reading.
- Author BiographyDr John Martyn Chamberlain is a Medical Criminologist at Southampton University. His academic background covers criminology, law, bioethics and medical sociology. His primary research interests include the study of medical malpractice, negligence and criminality, as well as the role played by specialist forms of medical and health-care expertise in the identification and governance of 'troublesome' social groups, including the unwell, the deviant, and the criminally insane. Drawing on this background, he has written widely on medical-legal developments in the regulation and discipline of doctors, as well as contemporary developments in criminological theory and research, publishing two well-received introductory textbooks Understanding Criminological Research (Sage 2012) and Criminological Theory in Context (Sage 2015).
- Author(s)John Martyn Chamberlain
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication09/11/2012
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSAGE Publications Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
- Weight458 g
- Width170 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine15 mm
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