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Test Bank for Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, 10th Edition, Frank E. Hagan, ISBN10: 013455891X, ISBN13: 9780134558912

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Method

2. Ethics in Criminal Justice Research

3. Research Design: The Experimental Model and Its Variations

4. The Uniform Crime Reports and Sampling

5. Survey Research: Questionnaires

6. Survey Research: Interviews and Telephone Surveys

7. Participant Observation and Case Studies

8. Unobtrusive Measures, Secondary Analysis, and the Uses of Official Statistics

9. Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies

10. Scaling and Index Construction

11. Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research

12. Data Management: Coding, Tabulation and Simple Data Presentation

13. Data Analysis: A User’s Guide to Statistics

Final Quiz

Glossary

References

Name Index

Subject Index

SAMPLE CHAPTER

Chapter 1

Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Method

Chapter 1 Multiple Choice

[Select the choice that best answers each question]

  1. Which of the following combine rational theoretical explanation with the scientific method?
    1. Science
    2. Criminology
    3. Research
    4. None of the above

Answer: a

Objective: Explain the role of scientific research in criminal justice.

Page number: 6

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following refers to the repetition of experiments or studies utilizing the same methodology?
    1. Criminology
    2. Verification
    3. Replication
    4. None of the above

Answer: c

Objective: Explain the role of scientific research in criminal justice.

Page number: 6

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following describes confirmation of the accuracy of findings?
    1. Science
    2. Replication
    3. Verification
    4. None of the above

Answer: c

Objective: Explain the role of scientific research in criminal justice.

Page number: 6

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following refers to fanatical adherence to a preferred method at the expense of substance?
  2. Objectivity
  3. Paradigm
  4. Methodological narcissism
  5. None of the above

Answer: c

Objective: Summarize who conducts criminal justice research and why it is conducted.

Page number: 7

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following are suggestions made by Bayley for improving criminal justice research
    1. Research requires interdisciplinary efforts as well as the tackling of fieldoriented, practical problems.
    2. Researchers should cease giving speeches to practitioners about the value of research and attack their practical concerns with a realistic appraisal of error proneness of any research endeavor.
    3. It is time to be done with methodological narcissism, methods for methods’ sake.
    4. All of the above

Answer: d

Objective: Outline the emergence of science in the criminal justice field.

Page number: 7

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following was NOT a suggested factor by Hirschi and Selvin for either doing or critiquing the research of others?
    1. Objectivity
    2. Intolerance for error
    3. Vigilance
    4. None of the above

Answer: b

Objective: Summarize who conducts criminal justice research and why it is conducted.

Page number: 7

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following is a plausible explanation of reality?
    1. Theory
    2. Paradigm
    3. Hunch
    4. None of the above

Answer: a

Objective: Outline the emergence of science in the criminal justice field.

Page number: 8

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following is a model or schema that provides a perspective from which to view reality?
    1. Theory
    2. Paradigm
    3. Hunch
    4. None of the above

Answer: b

Objective: Outline the emergence of science in the criminal justice field.

Page number: 8

Level: Intermediate

  1. Who described how the evolution of new knowledge, rather than being slow and incremental, is often dependent upon new paradigms that may stand previous assumptions on their heads?
    1. Kuhn
    2. Smith
    3. Matthew
    4. Kraska

Answer: a

Objective: Outline the emergence of science in the criminal justice field.

Page number: 8

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following refers to the acquisition of knowledge for science’s sake?
    1. Pure research
    2. Basic research
    3. Secondary research
    4. Both (a.) and (b.)

Answer: d

Objective: Summarize the various types of research.

Page number: 10

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following refers to research concerned with solving or addressing immediate policy problems?
  2. Pure research
  3. Basic research
  4. Secondary research
  5. Applied research

Answer: d

Objective: Summarize the various types of research.

Page number: 10

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following refers to operationalization and numerical measurement of variables?
    1. Basic research
    2. Quantitative research
    3. Qualitative research
    4. All of the above

Answer: b

Objective: Summarize the various types of research.

Page number: 12

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following refers to research for the purpose of developing sensitizing concepts and verstehen rather than quantitative measurement?
    1. Basic research
    2. Quantitative research
    3. Qualitative research
    4. All of the above

Answer: c

Objective: Summarize the various types of research.

Page number: 12

Level: Intermediate

  1. Who offered the notion that the purpose of research it to gain a qualitative understanding of phenomena from the perspective of the subjects; also referred to as verstehen?
    1. Weber
    2. Kuhn
    3. Worrall
    4. Kraska

Answer: a

Objective: Summarize who conducts criminal justice research and why it is conducted.

Page number: 12

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following is described as a view of all social events as a distinct chronicle of unique happenings?
    1. Historicism
    2. Scientism
    3. Operationalization
    4. None of the above

Answer: a

Objective: Explain the concept of social science and how it applies to criminal justice research.

Page number: 12

Level: Intermediate

  1. Which of the following is considered on the other polar extreme as scientism and where the researcher takes the stance that if you cannot measure something, then it is not worth studying or commenting on?
    1. Scientism
    2. Operationalization
    3. Verstehen
    4. None of the above

Answer: a