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 8: Qualitative Research: Participant Observation, Focus Groups, and Case Studies
Qualitative Research: Participant Observation, Focus Groups, and Case Studies
Qualitative research involves the researcher collecting data with his or her senses, often through interactions with the subjects themselves (field research). This type of research gives us more ...