Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive, cutting-edge text that provides an introductory overview of the main research methods used in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This text/reader offers a wide range of modern research examples, as well as several classic articles, including a broad range of readings from the four major branches of the criminal justice system—policing, courts/law, juvenile justice, and corrections—that are relevant to career paths students may be interested in pursuing.
Chapter 6: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs
Recall the discussion in Chapter 2 regarding causation. Determining causation is the goal of most research in criminology and criminal justice. However, also recall that researchers in the social sciences are very tentative when it comes ...