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When researching corrections, the use of qualitative methods of analyzing data would be
useful. There are some examples that reveal how this would apply in such a scenario. One
example is in the development of data concerning the occurrence of violence in correctional
facilities. It would include an interview of inmates to ascertain the levels of violence inside
prisons (Phillips & Stawarski, 2008).Another example is the analysis of suicide cases inside
correctional facilities. The use of qualitative data would be useful in understanding the rates of
suicide that occur in correctional facilities. Another example of qualitative analysis would
involve the effect of therapeutic actions on prisoners. It would probably require a survey to
ascertain the effect of therapeutic actions on prisoners. Another example of qualitative analysis
involves determining the impact of prison on the emotional well-being of inmates.
Quantitative research would also be useful in criminology as well. The use of quantitative
analysis could be used to understand the level of involvement of inmates in criminal activities as
well as the crimes committed (Phillips & Stawarski, 2008).Another example of quantitative data
in criminology is the assessment of crime statistics in a particular region. It would involve
analyzing an assortment of crime in a particular area. Another example of quantitative data
would be the assessment of criminal justice programs and their effectiveness in a particular field.
The use of quantitative data would be important in determining how effective such a program is
as well as well as the number of people who are enrolled in such programs.
The way that questions are asked in surveys may be biased, and these may ruin the results
expected from such surveys or polls. It is important therefore to ask questions that are not biased
and easy to understand. One question that may be biased and ruin a study is asking a respondent
"What was the last car you owned?” .Such a question is biased because it assumes that the

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Running head: COLLECTING DATA 1 Collecting Data Name Institutional Affiliation 2 COLLECTING DATA Collecting Data When researching corrections, the use of qualitative methods of analyzing data would be useful. There are some examples that reveal how this would apply in such a scenario. One example is in the development of data concerning the occurrence of violence in correctional facilities. It would include an interview of inmates to ascertain the levels of violence inside prisons (Phillips & Stawarski, 2008).Another example is the analysis of suicide cases inside correctional facilities. The use of qualitative data would be useful in understanding the rates of suicide that occur in correctional facilities. Another example of qualitative analysis would involve the effect of therapeutic actions on prisoners. It would probably require a survey to ascertain the effect of therapeutic actions on prisoners. Another example of qualitative analysis involves determining the impact of prison on the emotional well-being of inmates. Quantitative research would also be useful in criminology as well. The use of quantitative analysis could be used to understand the level of involvement of inm ...
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