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 7: Survey Research and Interviews
Survey Research and Interviews
Self-Report Survey Research
Survey research is one of the most common ways to solicit information about attitudes and behaviors from subjects of interest. Surveys involve collecting information from persons via questionnaires, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and more recently Internet and ...