CRJS405 DB3

Apr 15th, 2015
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When collecting data, it is important to be aware of the types of data being collected for further analysis: •Give 3 examples of qualitative data and 3 examples of quantitative data that would be found when researching any of the following criminal justice topics: •Corrections •Juvenile justice •Victimology Wording surveys, polls, and questionnaires can be tricky to ensure that the individual responding understands the questions presented. For example, asking an individual whether he or she owns a car could lead to various results depending on whether owning a car means paying the loan on the car versus the entire car being paid off. Also, does this imply owning trucks as well? •Give an example of a question that might be found on a survey, poll, or questionnaire that could lead to incorrect or confusing results. •Graphs are very useful in visualizing data. Give an example of a type of data that would be appropriate for each of the following: •pie charts •bar charts •line charts

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CRJS405-DB3NameClassDateProfessorCollecting Qualitative and Quantitative Data collection is essential in any type of research. The collection of data allows the researcher to gain a deeper understanding of the topic being researched and answer research questions that have been asked. Data collection can be qualitative or quantitative but regardless of the field of study or preference for defining data, accurate data collection is essential to maintaining the integrity of research (Weimar, 2010). In other words if the data that is collected is inaccurate or insufficient the results of the research will not be reliable or valid. When researching corrections data can be collected using various methods or tools. Qualitative data can be collected through directly observing the phenomena or through case studies or interviews. Qualitative methods describe the meaning of the data that has been collected. Quantitative data is collected in order to develop numerical findings on the research topic. The data is collected in order to draw statistical inferences from the information that has been collected. Quantitative data is collected through questionnaires,

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